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MAY, 1951 


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The University has announced 
the establishment of a major in so- 
ciology by the College of Business 
Administration. The new curricul- 
um will be under the direction of 
Dr. Herbert M. Diamond, head of 
the department of economics. In 
commenting on the new major Dr. 
Diamond said, "Trends in social 
relations toward an increasing inter- 
dependence of human beings and 
invention, discovery and widened 
social contacts which are continual- 
ly creating new problems of living 
together, make the establishment of 
such a major most timely." 

Approximately 75 freshmen will 
be among the 720 students enrolled 
hi summer school and camp this 
year according to the office of Ad- 
missions. Of the total number ex- 
pected to register 550 will be sum- 
mer school students while the re- 
mainder will be attending summer 
engineering camps. 

More than 50% of the June 
graduating class has subscribed to 
the Class Memorial Gift Insurance 
Program thus far, and it is expected 
that before the term ends the Class 
of 1951 will have established a new 
record for percentage of participa- 

With two out in the last half of 
the ninth inning Lehigh pitcher Roy 
Neville tossed a wild pitch enabling 
a Lafayette man to score from third. 
This lone tally gave the Leopards a 
1-0 victory in a game which saw 
both teams limited to four hits a- 

Cross-Cutting the Campus page 3 

The Man on the Cover page 5 

From Ptolemy to Audubon 

By fames D. Mack, '38 page 6 

Association Committees page 8 

The Sports Parade page 9 

With Alumni Clubs page 10 

Lives of Lehigh Men , page 14 

President, Edward A. Curtis, '25 

Vice-presidents, George F. A. Stutz, '22, and H. Randolph Maddox, '21 

Treasurer, H. P. McFadden, '25 

Archivist, Arthur W. Klein, '99 

Executive Secretary and Editor, Lehigh Alumni Bulletin, Leonard H. Schick, '37 

f4lctot*tceA *7*ei4teeA 

Leonard M. Horton, '28 
Robert C. Watson, '13 
Clifford F. Lincoln, '11 

George R. Brothers, '08 
Monroe J. Rathbone, '21 
Alfred S. Osbourne, '09 

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Ship bringing first ore from Venezuela to reach this country docks near blast furnaces at Bethlehem's Sparrows Point, Md., steel plant. 

First Ore arrives from Venezuela 

Power shovel picks up ore broken by blast- 
ing, and loads it into trucks. After crushing, 
the ore begins long journey to steel plants. 

Trainload of ore arrives at Palua on Orinoco 
River, from where it will be shipped down 
river in shallow-draft vessels to ocean port. 

Late in March we began bringing in iron 
ore from our new mines in Venezuela. 
Development of these mines, begun 
during the Thirties and delayed for years 
as a result of World War II, has now 
been completed. A 36-mile railway was 
pushed through the jungle to carry the 
ore from the mines to the Orinoco 
River. Two large ports were constructed, 
one on the river, the other on the Carib- 
bean. Vessels were built to move the ore 
down river, and a fleet of ocean-going 

Modern hospital facilities are provided in new 
communities for employees that Bethlehem 
built in developing its Venezuela ore mines. 

ships to bring it to this country. Hun- 
dreds of acres of jungle were cleared, 
and three complete communities built 
for employees and their families. 

Our new mines in Venezuela will soon 
be producing 3 million tons of iron ore a 
year, and can be stepped up to 5 million 
tons. Planned years ago with an eye to 
the future growth in steel demand, these 
mines are now ready to help supply the 
much larger tonnages of ore needed for 
Bethlehem's expanding steel capacity. 

This new community with paved streets and 
all improvements replaces jungle. Homes 
designed for comfortable living in tropics. 



Commencement Week-end 

United States Senator James H. 
Duff, of Pennsylvania, will deliver the 
principal address at commencement 
exercises to be held Monday, June 18, 
in Grace Hall. Guest speaker at bac- 
calaureate service, Sunday afternoon, 
June 17 will be Dr. Liston Pope, dean 
of the Divinity School at Yale Uni- 

Present indications are that bacca- 
laureate degrees will be presented to 
approximately 500 seniors, compris- 
ing the largest class in Lehigh's his- 
tory. At the same time President Mar- 
tin D. Whitaker will confer advanced 
degrees upon more than 50 graduate 

Senator Duff, one of the leading Re- 
publicans in the nation's capital, serv- 
ed as governor of Pennsylvania before 
being elected to the Senate. He is a 
graduate of Princeton University, and 
attended the law schools of the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania and the Uni- 
versity of Pittsburgh. 

Dr. Pope was graduated from Duke 
University and received his doctorate 
degrees at Yale University and Boston 
University. He was ordained a Con- 
gregational clergyman in 1935. 

Consecration Service 

Lehigh men returning for Reunion 
week-end are invited to participate in 

services marking the consecration of 
the new altar in Packer Memorial 
Church. The service to be held Sun- 
day, June 17 at 10:30 a.m. will be 
conducted by the Rt. Rev. Frank W. 
Sterrett, Bishop of the Diocese of 
Bethlehem and a Corporate Trustee 
of the University. The consecration 
sermon will be delivered by the Rt. 
Rev. Wallace J. Gardner, Bishop of 
New Jersey. 

The new altar and renovations to 
Packer Church were made possible by 
the generous cooperation of the Wil- 
liam Paul and Gertrude C. Starkey 
Foundation, gifts from Austin and 
Paul Starkey in memory of their moth- 
er, and funds allocated by the Trus- 
tees. The Starkey Foundation was 
founded to promote Christianity as 
a fundamental of Lehigh's general ed- 
ucation plan. 

The 1951 Music Festival, planned for audience appeal, honored the football team 



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Music Festival 

It took months of work by under- 
graduates and faculty members, but it 
was well worth the effort for Lehigh's 
1951 Music Festival held last month 
was acclaimed by all who saw it. Plan- 
ned with audience appeal as its main 
goal the show featured "Lehigh Vic- 
torious" a musical presentation of the 
undefeated 1950 football team, and 
"Down in the Valley," a Broadway 
musical by Kurt Weill. 

Participants in this, the fourth an- 
nual Festival, included the Lehigh 
Glee Club, the concert band, the Cliff 
Clefs, the Cliff Clef Combo, the Beav- 
er College Glee Club, dancers from 
Lehigh and Cedar Crest and soloists 
from the Moravian College for Wom- 

Murder in the Cathedral 

Second dramatic production to be 
applauded on the campus last month 
was the Mustard and Cheese Club's 
interpretation of T. S. Eliot's "Murder 
in the Cathedral," depicting the mar- 
tyrdom of Thomas Becket, Archbish- 
op of Canterbury. So successful was 
this presentation, which was held in 
Packer Memorial Church, that the 
Club has been invited to reenact the 
drama for other groups. The cast was 
comprised of students and faculty, 
with wives of faculty members making 
up the women's chorus. The play was 
directed by H. Barrett Davis, assistant 
professor of speech. 

Scholarship Gift 

A gift of $10,000 from the Con- 
solidated Natural Gas System Educa- 
tional Foundation to be added to the 
endowment funds of the J. D. Berg 
scholarship has been received by the 
University. The fund was established 
last year by Mrs. John D. Berg in 
memory of her late husband, who was 
a Corporate Trustee of the University 
at the time of his death. 

The income from the Berg Fund 
provides an annual scholarship award 
of $1,000 to an engineering under- 
graduate at Lehigh who needs finan- 
cial assistance on conditions set by the 
Board of Trustees. 


rpHROUGH the years since its 
-*- founding in 1865, Lehigh Uni- 
versity has gained a signal reputa- 
tion as an engineering institution. 
But the original purpose of the 
founders has ever been kept in mind 
— the arts and social sciences have 
not been forgotten and have been 
developed concurrently with the en- 
gineering curricula. 

Thus it is no accident that Le- 
high is the home of one of the 
world's great historians — a man 
who, through his humble dedica- 
tion to his work, has won the high- 
est laurels of scholarship. 

Lawrence Henry Gipson has come 
from the compositor's type case in 
a small family print shop in fron- 
tier Colorado, through years of pa- 
tient research and writing to the 
final phase of his life's work. As 
the first Rhodes Scholar from the 
state of Idaho, he devoted himself 
to the study of English history. 

As the years passed he served 
at several institutions, teaching his- 
tory and political science, until his 
doctoral dissertation, Jared Inger- 
soll: A Study of American Loyal- 
ism in Relation to British Colonial 
Government, published at Yale, 
brought him in 1922 the coveted 
Justin Winsor Prize of the Ameri- 
can Historical Association. 

At this time the plan was born 
for an exhaustive 13 volume survey 
of The British Empire before the 
Revolution, covering the 25 years 
in which the peaceful tranquility of 
colonial England was disrupted by 
strife and war. His mentors and 
colleagues at that time tried to dis- 
suade him from a project that was 
surely of a scope too grand for the 
lifetime of one scholar. 

But Dr. Gipson did not heed 
these voices, and began his research, 
ranging the libraries of this coun- 
try from North to South, and those 
of Canada, Great Britain as well as 
the ancient repositories of Europe. 
He came to Lehigh in 1924 as 

Professor and Head of the Depart- 
ment of History. In 1936 he pub- 
lished the first three volumes of his 
series, and the project continued un- 
abated un- 
til in 1948, 
volume VI, 
The Years 
of Defeat, 
won Col- 
umbia Uni- 
ver si ty 's 
L o u b a t 
Prize, a- 
warded on- 
ly at five-year intervals. 

Lehigh gave especial recognition 
to Dr. Gipson's scholarship in 1946 
when it appointed him Research 
Professor of History, under the In- 
stitute of Research. Since then, en- 
couraged by the Administration 
and his many friends, he has bent 
all of his energies to the comple- 
tion of his monumental work. 

Dr. Gipson has brought to his 
writing many personal qualities. He 
is rigorously meticulous in his re- 
search, ever seeking accuracy and 
truth. In his own words, he is a ded- 
icated man with one main purpose 
in life; the completion of his series 
as a service to American scholarship. 
Dr. Gipson never wastes a moment, 
studying on the train to and from 
his home, Rotha in Rydal near 
Philadelphia, and again in the eve- 
nings and weekends there. His "va- 
cations" are used for trips to the 
great libraries for further research. 

The most recent of the countless 
prizes and honors that have come 
to him is his appointment as Har- 
old Vyvian Harmsworth Professor 
of American History at Oxford 
University for 1951-52. 

It is a fitting memorial to the 
educational ideals that founded Le- 
high that the work of this great 
classical scholar should be sponsor- 
ed by a University primarily noted 
for its technical achievements. 

From Ptolemy To Audubon 

University Librarian James D. Mack, '38, appraises the $175,000 


llection of books in Lehigh's Treasure room, ana explains why rare vol- 

umes such as these are worth preserving for posterity. 

DURING the last quarter of the 
nineteenth century booksellers 
in Europe sometimes referred 
to the Library of Lehigh University 
as "the American library with a lot 
of money for books." It was during 
that period that a distinguished collec- 
tion of rare volumes came into Le- 
high's possession largely through the 
scholarly efforts of the late William 
H. Chandler, sometime Professor of 
Chemistry and Director of the Libra- 
ry. Dr. Chandler recognized Lehigh as 
a university rather than simply an 
institute of technology — a recognition 
borne out by the range and depth of 
his rare-book acquisitions. 

Not at any time since the 1890's 
have we been able to keep the early 
pace — or anything like it. — In the 
purchase of library treasures. Today, 
these volumes remain a tribute to the 
scholarship of one man. 

In the old Library many of these 
books stood on open shelves. Some 
few were locked in bookcases. But 
moth and rust did corrupt; thieves, 
one is compelled to think, did break 
through and steal. When the new 
building was completed in 1930, 
Howard Leach, then Librarian, placed 
the rare books in a separate room, 
where the depredations of time and 
man could be arrested. 

Twenty years later, during the early 
months of 1950, the entire contents 
of the Treasure Room were appraised, 
piece by piece. The work was put 
forward by David A. Randall, '28, 
Scribner's famous rare-book man. The 
immediate object of the appraisal was 
to fix modern replacement values for 
insurance purposes. However, by us- 
ing information taken from the lists 
we were subsequently able to pay some 
attention to survival values, too. 

One of the first moves was to shift 
all the valuable items to the security 

of the vault. At that time we discover- 
ed that a large — a disturbingly large — 
number of the volumes had reached 
acute stages of decay. Parcel after par- 
cel of books went off to New York for 
repair and restoration in the shop of 
James Macdonald Co. Ronald Mac- 
donald's exquisite taste and real crafts- 
manship have saved many a volume 
for the future. 

WHY? Why should Billy Chand- 
* * ler spend the Packer endowment 
on rare books? Why do we spend sev- 
eral thousands in preserving these 
relics ? 

For better or for worse, probably 
better, we seem to live in an age when 
the values inherent in rare books are 
open to question. What Dr. Chandler 
could take for granted we are forced 
to examine. This process of reexamin- 
ation is a phenomenon of our time, 
to be treated realistically. For it reach- 
es down even to our religion. Intan- 
gibles are not easily explained; one 
searches first for a sort of "justifica- 
tion by faith." 

But, to begin with, what is a "rare 
book"? Perhaps the best working def- 
nition of a rare book is this: a rare 
book is one whose content is widely 
held in exceptionally high esteem, in 
consequence of which there is a large 
demand for the earliest editions rela- 
tive to their supply. Given original 
merit, the rest is economics. If we 
agree, all very well. But what can 
you do with a rare book? 

There appear to be three utilitarian 
answers to this persistent question. In 
the first place, a collection of books 
seems, by its very existence to attract 
more books to itself. Here is the ac- 
cretive process by which all of the 
great libraries, past and present, have 
grown. Here is the reason for the gifts 
to Lehigh's Treasure Room from Rob- 

ert B. Honeyman, '20, and the great 
Bassler Collection which we have just 
received. One condition only is pre- 
supposed : the world must know of the 
basic collection. Books locked in cases 
attract only silverfish. 

In the second place, the prestige at- 
taching to a fine collection in known to 
attract scholars, who in turn attract 
students. This process is so oft-repeat- 
ed that it need not be labored here. 

pi INALLY, there is the factor of 
-"- use. Historians and literary men 
have learned that each generation must 
rewrite history. One might otherwise 
suppose, for example, that the history 
of the American Revolution would by 
now be a closed book, its original 
sources exhausted. Not at all. Our file 
of the Vennsylvanid Gazette, a news- 
paper published in Philadelphia by 
Benjamin Franklin, is in constant use. 

Beyond these strictly "cash value" 
reasons for owning rare books lies 
the notion of rare books as physical 
reminders of ideas; that is, their "mu- 
seum" or "show case" value. Rare 
books have work to do in that mar- 
ket-place of ideas which is a univer- 
sity. Their public display exerts an 
impact which can be a powerful edu- 
cative force, as anyone engaged in 
advertising will affirm. 

This special collection at Lehigh has 
grown since Dr. Chandler's time by 
both gifts and purchases to its present 
size of over 6,000 volumes, worth ap- 
proximately $175,000. 

Scholars of the fifteenth and six- 
teenth centuries were not nearly so 
absorbed by the minutiae of life as 
we are. They looked at the world in 
terms of the macrocosm drawn in the 
first chapter of Genesis on the one 
hand, and in the most ancient scienti- 
fic explanations of the universe on 
the other. Many books were published 
soon after Gutenberg's time by the 

protagonists of these two schools of 
men. Thus, Lehigh owns among its 
Bibles three editions of the Geneva or 
"Breeches" Bible: 1583, 1589, and 
1615, as well as the exquisite "Pau- 
per's Bible," circa 1530, printed and 
illustrated entirely by full-page wood- 
cuts; the excessively scarce Neive Tes- 
tament, translated by W. Tyndale 
(1549) and four brilliant illuminat- 
ed manuscript Prayer Books. 

On the other hand, the Lehigh vault 
contains some eleven editions of the 
works of Ptolemy, great Greek geog- 
rapher, a copy of the famous Wal- 
dseemiiller Cosmographia (1509) and 
a fine copy of De Revolutionibus 
Orhium Coelestium by Copernicus 
(1543). This last is the monograph 
which broke the grip of the Ptolemaic 
system and overturned all previous 
cosmological thought. 

There are many other rare volumes 
of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries 
at Lehigh, among them the works of 
Agricola-£><? Re Metallka (1556), and 
Konrad von Gesner - Historia Anima- 
littm (1551-1558). Those mentioned 
are the most important and the most 
influential. For the rest, this collec- 
tion consists largely of four main 
groups: Travels and Voyages, Eliza- 
bethan and Restoration literature, Co- 

lonial Americana, and Ornithology. 
Of these the first two belong chiefly 
to the seventeenth century. 

By the middle of the sixteenth cen- 
tury, the Italian Renaissance had fair- 
ly burned itself out, its fabulous dis- 
coveries and accomplishments at an 
end in southern Europe. But, through 
the work of certain scholars and trav- 
elers, Desiderius Erasmus among them, 
the New Learning moved northward 

and penetrated the heart of England. 
The English responded brilliantly, 
and, led on by competition against, 
first the Spanish, and then Holland 
and France, for the riches of the New 
World, rose to power. 

HHHIS was the Age of Elizabeth, a 
•*- peak of human achievement. And 
it is quite impossible to segregate the 
voyages of Sir Francis Drake from 

Constructive suggestions from all alumni will be welcomed 
by the chairmen of the following committees 

Alumni Day 

Nelson L. Bond, '26, chairman 
Samuel T. Harleman, '01 
Alfred P. Spooner, '11 
Morris E. Stoudt, '16 
Ralph J. Knerr, '20 
John K. Killmer, '22 
James D. Kennedy, '23 
Joseph Ricapito, '25 
Joseph G. Jackson, '26 
John W. Maxwell, '26 
John R. Hertzler, '27 
Robert A. Harrier, '27 
Philip G. Damiani, '28 
Robert F. Herrick, '34 
Joseph R. Persa, '48 
John F. Georgiadis, '50 

Alumni Clubs 

John K. Conneen, '30, chairman 
Edward J. Garra, '25 
William L. Schnabel, '37 
Samuel R. Walker, '41 
Richard H. Bernasco, '43 


James D. Mack, '38, chairman 
Robert J. Desh, '09 
Wm. B. Todd, '40 
Alvord Beardslee, '50 


Thomas M. Brennan, '29, chair- 
William Whigham, Jr., '19 
Mitchell W. VanBilliard, '27 
Daniel M. Horner, '28 
Philip A. K. Sadtler, '34 
PaulR. Hager, '35 


Albert W. Hicks, '23, chairman 
George F. Nordenholt, '14 
Linwood H. Geyer, '15 
Kenneth K. Kost, '30 
Wilbur E. Henry, '47 

Special Awards 

Robert S. Taylor, Jr., '25, chair- 
Samuel T. Harleman, '01 

Student Grants 

Ben L. Bishop, '34, chairman 
Samuel D. Gladding, '11 
Robert B. Adams, '25 
Winton L. Miller, '32 
Robert C. Clark, '32 
G.Douglas Reed, '33 

Student Grants Collections 

Samuel D. Gladding, '11, chair- 
H. Victor Schwimmer, '26 
George B. McMeans, '35 
H. E. Lore, '35 
Robert W. Reifsnyder, '37 

Memorial Gifts 

The Rev. George M. Bean, chair- 
Charles K. Zug, '27 
John I. Kirkpatrick, '29 

Financial Advisory 

George F. A. Stutz, Jr., '22, chair- 
David M. Petty ,'09 
Thomas J. Conley ,'25 
John K. Conneen, '30 
G. Douglas Reed, '33 

Council of Class Agents 

David M. Petty, '09, president 

William L. Estes, Jr., '05 

John K. Killmer, '22 

John K. Conneen, '30 

Joseph Rossetti, '37 

Douglas C. Paul, '40 

W. Thomas Bachmann, '47 

the poetry of William Shakespeare. 
Poetry and adventure are bound to- 
gether in both: that was the spirit of 
the age. 

Drake is but one, perhaps the most 
daring of Elizabeth's sea-princes. Ra- 
leigh, Hawkins, Gilbert and hundreds 
of others cut swaths across the world, 
bringing final victory over the Span- 
ish. Their exploits are all and fully 
described in the volumes of Richard 
Hakluyt, The Principall Navigations, 
Voiages and Discoveries of the Eng- 
lish Nation ... of which Lehigh owns 
a first (1589) edition, a second (1599) 
edition, and a handsome set of Pur- 
chas's Pilgrims (1625-1626) which 
completes the unpublished notes of 
Hakluyt. Next to these stand the just- 
ly famous De Bry volumes: Collec- 
t/ones Peregrimationum in Indian Oc- 
cidentalem (1590-1630) and ... In- 
dian? Orientalem (1598-1628), com- 
monly referred to as De Bry's "Grand 
Voyages" and "Petit Voyages" respec- 
tively. Numerous other collections of 
voyages exist; but none can match the 
Hakluyt and De Bry. 

A PART from these voyage collec- 
-^*- tions, however, many accounts of 
individual journeys have become fam- 
ous. Some which appear in first edi- 
tion at Lehigh are: De Soto's Virginia 
Richly Valued, translated into English 
by Hakluyt (1609) ; Robert Harcourt's 
Relation of a Voyage to Guiana 
(1613) ; Lescarbot's Nova Francia 
(1609) ; William Schouten's Journal 
(1615) ; Nodal's Relacion del Viaje 
(1621) ; Richard Whitbourne's Dis- 
course and Discoverie of New-found- 
land (1623) ;Adriaen vander Donck's 
Beschryvinge van Niew - Nederlant 
(1656) ; Martin Frobisher's Historia 
Navigationis (1675) and John 
Poyntz's Island of Tobago (1683). 

In 1623, twenty years after the 
death of Queen Elizabeth, and seven 
years after Shakespeare's death, the 
works of Shakespeare were first col- 
lected and published in one volume. 
That volume, of which perhaps 200 
copies are extant, is now known as 
the First Folio. Lehigh's copy was 
purchased in 1877, and was the sec- 
ond, after Columbia's to be owned 
by an American college. 

(Continued on page twelve) 


If one discounts the practice games 
played during the team's Southern 
jaunt, Lehigh's varsity nine would have 
a season's record of eight victories and 
two defeats. However, while below 
the Mason-Dixon line the Brown and 
White dropped four of five games 
played, and official statisticians insist 
that the record to date reads nine vic- 
tories and six defeats. 

Coached by Ebb Caraway the Brown 
and White nine has won its last five 
starts. This winning streak started 
when Rutgers, defending Middle At- 
lantic champions, came to Bethlehem 
and lost a 14-4 decision (see Quarterly 
Bulletin for details) . 

Encouraged by this upset victory the 
team tackled Stevens and aided by stel- 
lar pitching by Dick Gratton, who has 
won four times to date, Lehigh scored 
an easy 8-2 triumph. Two runs were 
scored in the second inning and four 
in the third to provide a comfortable 

Next game found Roy Neville hold- 
ing a good Muhlenberg team to two 
hits while his mates garnered five runs 
to win 5-1. The Brown and White bat- 
ters took a 3-0 first inning lead and 
added the final two tallies in the third. 

Defeated earlier in the season by 
Lafayette 9-6 after holding a 6-0 lead, 
the Caraway men returned home to 
entertain the Maroon nine in a return 
match, and as in the previous games 
Lehigh jumped into an early lead scor- 
ing once in each of the first two innings 
and twice in the third. 

Lafayette came back with a run in 
the third and three in the fourth to 
knot the score, but Lehigh scored what 
proved to be the winning run in sev- 
enth inning. Fred Kroog, no-hit star 
of Lafayette took the defeat, while 
Caraway used three hurlers, all of 
whom were unusually wild. The ulti- 
mate winner was Dick Gratton, while 
Dick Gabriel was the batting star with 
three hits in four trips to the plate. 

Most recent victory (at press time) 
was an 11-2 verdict over Franklin and 
Marshall. From the early innings the 
Diplomats were never in the ball game, 
and the Brown and White after piling 
up an early lead was never threatened. 

The Sports Parade 

Spring sports hit their stride as baseball 

team leads the way with jive straight victories 


In recent years Lehigh's varsity golf 
team has compiled an enviable record 
under the tutelage of Coach Bill Lec- 
konby and this season promises to be 
no exception. Thus far the linksmen 
have won six matches and lost only 
one. The lone defeat was a 5i to 3-J 
victory scored by Penn State. 

Proof of the team's strength this 
year is found in the scores all of which 
have been one-sided. Franklin and 
Marshall and LaSalle were defeated by 
identical 9-0 score, while Haverford, 
Rutgers and Delaware were topped 8- 
1. Except for Penn State the Leopards 
of Lafayette were the only team to 
score more than one point against the 
Brown and White thus far this season, 
the score of this match being 7-J-l-J. 


Two victories and three defeats tell 
the story of Lehigh's track season so 
far this spring. Coached by Bill Whit- 
ton the thinclads have defeated Del- 
aware 80-45 and topped Muhlenberg 
and Gettysburg in a triangular meet 
by scoring 64 points. The Mules placed 
second in this meet with 55^ points 
while the Bullets came in third with 
34| points. 

In a second triangular meet with 
Temple and Swarthmore the Brown 
and White came in second to the Owls 
who won with 67 i points. Lehigh had 
45 while the Mainliners scored 4lJ. 

Dual defeats were administered by 
Haverford which won 75-J-50| and 
Rutgers whose tracksters won an easy 
76-50 victory. 


To date the tennis team has won 

three of its six matches. Teams de- 
feated include West Chester State 
Teachers College, 5-4; Drexel, 8-1; 
and Gettysburg, 9-0. 

Davidson defeated the Brown and 
White 8-1 as did Rutgers. The sea- 
son's third setback was administered by 
Swarthmore which won all the singles 
matches to win 5-4. 


Another sport beginning to show 
marked improvement is lacrosse, and 
so far this season the stickmen have 
won four of seven games played. 
Coached by Dave Dockham the team 
has defeated Drexel, 9-7 ; Franklin 
and Marshall, 11-3; Lafayette, 14-7, 
and North Carolina, 6-3. 

During its Southern trip early in 
spring the team dropped a 14-3 de- 
cision to Duke University, and lost 
15-4 to Washington College. Dela- 
ware, the only other team, to defeat 
Lehigh, won 5-4 in a very exciting 

Spring Football 

When Spring football practice end- 
ed on South Mountain last month Bill 
Leckonby and his coaching aides ex- 
pressed themselves as being well satis- 
fied with the prospects for the 1951 

Highlight of the intensive drill ses- 
sion was a game scrimmage with Tem- 
ple University which quickly developed 
into a knockdown, dragout battle as 
both squads forgot they were practic- 
ing. Although the Owls outscored the 
Brown and White three touchdowns to 
two, the two teams were very evenly 

Principals at the New York meeting include (left to right) Nelson L. Bond, '26, 
Paul Mac kail, '07, Frank W. Roberts, '02, Tom M. Brennan, "29, Pres. Martin D. 
Whitaker, Ray. K. Stritzinger, '10, John I. Kirkpatrick, '29, H. V. Schwimmer, '26 

With Lehigh Alumni Clubs 

ISeiv York 

The "L" in Life Award, highest 
honor to be conferred by the Lehigh 
Club of New York was presented last 
month to W. Frank Roberts, '02, at 
a banquet held at the Hotel Commo- 
dore. The presentation was made by 
Paul Mackall, '07, a vice-president of 
the Bethlehem Steel Company and a 
close friend of the recipient. 

The citation presented to Mr. Rob- 

erts described his record as follows: 
"For his outstanding career in busi- 
ness, industry and civic affairs, and 
for his loyalty to his Alma Mater, the 
Lehigh Club of New York proudly 
presents its most distinguished award 
to Mr. W. Frank Roberts. 

"A member of Lehigh's Class of 
1902, Alumnus Roberts has served as 
General Manager of the Maryland 
Plant of the Bethlehem Steel Com- 

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pany and later as president and Chair- 
man of the Board of the Standard Gas 
Equipment Company of Baltimore, a 
position from which he has since re- 
tired. During World War II he serv- 
ed as Chairman of the Maryland 
Council for Defense for which he re- 
ceived a citation from the Maryland 
legislature in recognition of his out- 
standing work. 

"Mr. Roberts has been President of 
the Baltimore Association of Com- 
merce, President of the Baltimore Al- 
liance, the forerunner of the Com- 
munity Chest, and is very active in 
the Family Welfare Association and 
the Children's Aid Society of Balti- 
more County. He is currently Chair- 
man of the Board of Johns Hopkins 

"Fields in which he has given nota- 
ble service and leadership include avi- 
ation, industry, general transportation 
and finance. He was also Chairman of 
the Maryland Committee on Wartime 
Transportation in World War II and 
is at present General Chairman of the 
Central Maryland Enterprise Council 
of the Transportation Association of 

The meeting was in charge of 
Thomas M. Brennan, '29, the retiring 
president. Officers elected during a 
business meeting which preceded the 
presentation are, Nelson L. Bond, '26, 

Alumni Association president Edward 
A. Curtis, '25, chats with President 
Whitaker at Delaware Club meeting 


president; H. Victor Schwimmer, '26, 
vice-president, and James J. Duane, 
'41, secretary. 


President Whitaker and Professor 
Herbert M. Diamond, head of the de- 
partment of economics and sociology 
were the principal speakers at the 
spring dinner meeting of the Lehigh 
Club of Delaware held last month at 
Wilmington's Hotel DuPont. Retiring 
president Irving L. Lawton, '36 pre- 
sided, and Joseph B. Dietz, '24, serv- 
ed as toastmaster. 

Other guests who spoke briefly 
were Edward A. Curtis, '25, Alumni 
Association president, and Len Schick, 
'37, Alumni Secretary. 

New officers of the Club elected 
during a brief business meeting are, 
Clinton F. Miller, '34, president; J. 
M. Piersol, '24, and Joseph B. Dietz, 
'24, vice-presidents and Thomas R. 
Hunt, '42, secretary. 

Northern Ohio 

Cries of pleasant surprise filled the 
room as members of the Northern 
Ohio Lehigh Club watched films of 
the Dartmouth football game which 
were shown at a recent meeting of 
the Club held at the Cleveland Engi- 
neering Society. Even taking into ac- 
count the fact that the film was photo- 
graphed by, edited by and viewed by 
Lehigh supporters, the performance of 
the Brown and White was head and 
shoulders above the opposition. 

At a short business meeting follow- 
ing the film, the date for the annual 
picnic at Ted Osborne's farm was set 
for August 18. 

Southern New Jersey 

The second annual Spring Outing 
of the Southern New Jersey Club was 
held May 4 at Medford Lake Lodge. 
Activities included outdoor sports, an 
excellent dinner and remarks by Hugh 
L. Mehorter, State Racing Commis- 

Present officers and directors of the 
Club are: Samuel P. Orlando, '23, 
president; Thomas L. Bushey, '43, 
vice-president; Donald W. Tarbell, 
'48, secretary-treasurer, and George 
Bachmann, Jr., '27, John B. Wick, '31, 
Wilbur M. Gibbs, '33, Robert Sturgis, 
'38, Joseph E. Kareha, 43, Warren 
T. Jablow, '38, directors. 

Herbert M. Diamond, head of Lehigh's department of economics and sociology, 
gives alumni attending the Delaware Club meeting the story on the labor situation 

Paul Mackall, '07, and Tom M. Brennan, '29, retiring president of the New York 
Lehigh Club, present the Club's cherished "L" -in-Life trophy to Frank W . Roberts 


'Pfoiemy 7* 

(Continued from page eight) 

Besides the First, Lehigh owns two 
copies of the Second Folio (1632), 
and one of the Third (1664) and 
two Fourth Folios (1685). These 
great volumes have served as a nu- 
cleus for the purchase of a substantial 
body of Shakespeareana over the years. 
Moreover, in 1946, the Library bought 
a splendid collection of Restoration 
Drama, some 40 odd originals from 
the late seventeenth and early eigh- 
teenth centuries, thus extending its 
holdings in the English dramatic 

NEAR the end of the seventeenth 
century the scene shifted from 
the old world to the new. By then 
the English and French were disputing 
the possession of most of North Amer- 
ica, each attempting to rule over both 
the Indians and the colonists. And by 
then, too, the colonists had erected 
their own printing presses. The time 
was fast approaching when those press- 
es would stand as weapons in the 
interplay of these four groups of peo- 
ple. The composite story which can be 
built out of many volumes of rare 
books at Lehigh ends finally when 
conditions became peaceful enough in 
1795 to permit the printing of the 
first American edition of the works 
of Shakespeare. 

The period opens with William 
Hubbard's Narrative of the Troubles 
with the Indians printed by John Fos- 
ter in Boston in 1677. Then, the story 
continues in Beverley's History and 
Present State of Virginia, London, 
1705. In 1743 Christopher Saur of 
Germantown, Pennsylvania, printed 
the first Bible in any European lan- 
guage to be manufactured in the col- 
onies: Biblia, Das is, Die Heilige 
Schrift. . . This Bible was purchased 
to fill the needs of a growing German 
population of the middle colonies; the 
second and third editions of this Bible 

followed in 1763 and 1776. Lehigh 
owns a copy of each. 

While Lehigh has not specialized 
in Franklin Imprints as such, still, 
there are several items from his press 
of considerable historical importance. 
First, The Charter of the Province of 
Pennsylvania and City of Philadelphia 
(1742). Then, two Indian reports: 
A Treaty Held with the Ohio Indians 
at Carlisle in October, 1753, Philadel- 
phia, Franklin and Hall, 1753; and 
Minutes of Conferences Held with the 
Indians in Easton . . . 1756, Philadel- 
phia, Franklin and Hall, 1756. Finally, 
a 40-year solid run of the great Penn- 
sylvania Gazette, 1753-1793, printed 
for some years in Franklin's shop, later 
jointly by Franklin and Hall, and Sell- 
ers, during Franklin's prominence at 
the time of the Revolution. 

rriHE PROBLEM of the peacemaker 
■*■ in America was not helped by the 
printers of the Revolution. Witness 
the publication of a small pamphlet, 
the Letters of his Excellency Thomas 
Hutchinson, Governor of Massachu- 
setts. These letters, printed by Edes 
and Gill in Boston in the year 1773, 
roundly condemn the rebellious ac- 
tions of some of the New England 
firebrands. A copy of this thin vol- 
ume stands next to What Think Ye 
of Congress Now?, an inflammatory 
pamphlet written by Thomas B. 
Chandler, printed by the famous Loy- 
alist, James Rivington, of New York, 
in 1775. Then comes the poignant 
Proceedings of a Board of General 
Officers . . . respecting Major John 
Andre, 1780, Providence, John Carter, 
1780. The rare-book collection at Le- 
high holds a number of such ephe- 
meral pamphlets of the Revolution, 
but none of greater importance to the 
historian than these three. 

During the Revolution in America 
it was quite impossible to trade open- 
ly with England, with the result that 
the supply of English Bibles available 
for purchase became dangerously low. 
England had the monopoly of the 
Book. Therefore, in 1781 Robert Ait- 
ken of Philadelphia brought out a 
small two-volume edition of the Holy 
Bible, the first English Bible printed 
in America. One of the finest of all 
Lehigh's rare books is a brilliant copy 
of this Aitken Bible. 

The Revolution over, men pushed 
once more towards the West, across 
the Alleghenies, unchallenged except 
by the Indian, who remained as a 
force until the middle of the nine- 
teenth century. One of those who went 
out was Thomas Hutchins, whose 
monograph on Louisiana Aitken pub- 
lished in 1784. A good copy of this 
item is at Lehigh. 

COME 40 years after Hutchins one 
K ~' of the greatest naturalists of all 
time followed westward: John James 
Audubon. Audubon's four - volume 
Birds of America has become one of 
the most sought after books in the 
world. Copies have recently been bro- 
ken up in order that the plates may 
be sold individually. The Lehigh copy 
of the English elephant folio edition 
needs no description here. It forms 
the central piece for a fine collection 
in Ornithology, including a nearly 
complete set of the volumes of John 
Gould, the works of Daniel G. Elliot, 
P. J. Selby, and Alexander Wilson. 
In addition to the folios Lehigh owns 
the octavo editions of Audubon's 
Birds of America, and the Audubon 
and Bachman Quadrupeds of North 

The last item returns this catalogue 
of books, in a sense, to Bethlehem. It is 
the Werke of Johann Sebastian Bach, 
published in the middle of the nine- 
teenth century by the Bach-Gesellschaft 
in Germany. The copy, consisting of 
46 volumes, given by Mrs. Gretchen 
Wolle Baker in memory of her father, 
was formerly the copy, indeed the 
working-copy, of the late Dr. J. Fred 
Wolle, founder of the Bach Choir of 
Bethlehem. Many of the volumes con- 
tain Dr. Wolle's own annotations. 

A prominent author has written: 
"If the past to a man is a dead hand, 
then in common honesty he must be 
an advocate of revolution." 

Rare-book collections exist today 
because we do not for a single minute 
believe that the past is a dead hand. 
Written yesterday, these books stand 
today as a living record of the past, 
a record which must be intelligently 
exploited for the sake of the future. 


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Size — of the catalog or of the college itself — should not be 
the determining factor in the planning of an education. 

At Lehigh, the greater enrollment in engineering and the pub- 
lic acceptance of the University's purpose as being largely 
technological, has done an injustice to the equally remarkable 
educational record of the College of Business Administration 
and the College of Arts and Science. 

Those who can see beyond the more impressive test tubes and 
motors of Lehigh laboratories, recognize in the classrooms of 
all three colleges a reputation achieved by the interchange of 
courses — yielding business and arts graduates influenced by 
a firm grounding in science, and engineering alumni strength- 
ened by a knowledge and appreciation of the humanities. 

While current demands have filled quotas of engineering cur- 
ricula and limited registration in arts and business courses, 
many high school students are looking ahead today to their 
college careers. If those careers are to be in law, medicine, 
finance, teaching or public service, Lehigh University offers 
a calibre of preparation entirely in keeping with the high 
academic standards recognized as her tradition. 

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111 Park Avenue. Greenwich, Conn. 

Several letters have come from the 
eighty-sixers. Dr. Mark Howe has sent 
me a most appreciative letter for a 
copy of The Bent of Tau Beta Pi which 
I sent him, and for my address, which 
it contained, to the 45th convention of 
the Association at their recent meeting 
in Boston. Many thanks to you, Dr. 
Mark, for those kind words. 

Hai'wi has written an interesting 
letter, and I quote from it: "Many 
thanks for your letter received a few 
days ago. I am pleased to know all is 
well with you, as I might have guessed 
from your picture in The Bent. 

"You ask whether I am coming to 
Lehigh in June. Much as I would like 
to come, it will all depend upon the 
condition of my health. I am troubled 
with shortness of breath and cannot 
walk long distances, but my doctor 
says he will have me all right by then. 

"Your suggestion of a banner is fine, 
although I think we should also pro- 
vide an auto or horse and carriage for 
us two young fellows because it fre- 
quently gets very warm at Bethlehem 
in June. Times and customs change 
and one must keep abreast of them. 

"The other day I got on a crowded 
bus when a strange middle-aged wom- 
an got up and gave me her seat. Rath- 
er embarrassing. I accepted it and 
thanked her; just a modern woman 
and an elderly man. 

"Have neither seen nor heard from 
Koller since he left college. Receive 
letters from Stevens now and then, and 
he seems to be in fair health again. 
Will be pleased to hear further from 
you about our tentative reunion in 

Mrs. Reist has been trying to get for 
me some data on the relationship be- 
tween Dr. Steinmetz, the wizard of 
electricity, and her husband, and their 
work together along scientific lines. 

This would be highly interesting and 
historical. She writes me that she has 
not been very successful as yet, but 
sends me some interesting letters from 
Henry's associates in the General Elec- 
tric Co. which I will have to hold for 
a later date and more space. 

Mrs. Reist has made reservations at 
the Hotel Bethlehem for June 15 and 
16, and we are looking forward to her 
being present to grace our 65th re- 
union. There are so few of our mem- 
bers available now that we shall have 
to rely on the families of the eighty- 
sixers to put pep and inspiration into 
our reunion. 

&044 <*£ tX90 


1851 Nazareth Pike, Bethlehem, Pa. 

It will be 61 years in June since 
18 9 0's graduation picture was taken 
on the library steps. You all received 
an excellent copy from Thomson, with 
most of the names shown. Is it, or isn't 
it, strange that the combined memories 
of Thomson and the writer couldn't 
identify all, so some names are miss- 
ing. Who can supply these names? 

This correspondent does not desire 
to be presumptuous and invade the 
provinces of other classes, but he de- 
sires to be permitted to take his hat off 
to H. S. Jacoby, '77, C.E., Eng.D., a 
very notable Lehigh alumnus (we 
think our oldest living alumnus) now 
9 4, assistant professor of civil engi- 
neering at Lehigh 1886-90, professor 
of civil engineering at Cornell Univer- 
sity until retired as Professor Emeri- 
tus. He is living in Quakertown, Pa., 
at present, in fair health. 

We also take our hat off to J. C. 
Cornelius, '8 9, and Frank S. Smith, '87, 
of Bethlehem, Pa., whom we see quite 
frequently, both members of Lehigh's 
first football team. They are in fair 
health and can tell you all about Le- 
high's first-year games. 


399 McClelland Dr., Pittsburgh 27, Pa. 

Pleasant letters have been received 
from Beck, McCIurg and Miller. Beck 
in St. Petersburg, Fla., says his near 
8 3 years are not unusual there. Both he 
and McCIurg consider themselves well 
for their age and will do what they can 
for the Alumni Fund. Neither will be 
in Bethlehem on alumni day, nor will 
Miller, who is attending a grandson's 
wedding. Last year he was absent at a 
Rotary convention. In other years he 
has been very faithful. 

As far as this correspondent knows, 
Kemmerling will be the only sure at- 
tendant for, as this is written in early 
April, physical disability may end my 
record of 50 years (save one) of con- 
secutive attendance. 

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545 Ridgewood Road, Maplewood, N. J. 

In this amazing America with its 
miracles of production Lehigh plays a 
prominent role in supplying a constant 
flow of engineers and scientists needed 
in these critical times. 

The annual fund aids somewhat in 
the operation of a plant turning out a 
product vital to the life of the nation 
and its progress. 

Pleasant to note there have been 
some returns applicable to the '92 
quota, but more are needed if the class 
is to maintain its status quo. 

Your attention please, while addi- 
tional returns are cordially invited. 

glau <^ 1X94 


Wahkonsa Hotel, Fort Dodge, Iowa 

News of members of the class of '9 4 
for this month has reached a low point, 
relieved in part by the information 
that "Walter Dunsconibe has returned 
from sunny Florida to his summer 
home in Fairfield, Conn. 

However, my ego has been soothed, 
wonderfully comforted, and given an 
uplift by a post card from Herbert H. 
Beck, '96, who inquired as follows, 
"Testing my memory. Aren't you the 
halfback who bored through Penn's 
right tackle for a touchdown at the 
northeast corner of Lehigh field? I cer- 
tainly saw that sight and the ball car- 
rier was Roderick. Could that have 
been the fall of 1892 when I was a 
freshman? Drop me a card if my mem- 
ory is right. Tommy? A redhead?" 

Of course, with proper modesty, I 
had to admit that I was he or he was I 
or — but anyway that I did it and it was 

MAY, 1951 


October 18, 1893. The red hair — well, 
that has faded away. 

That team was light and fast. Mc- 
Clung, our quarterback, weighed 145; 
Ordway, right half, 16 5; Floyd, full- 
back, 145, and I at left half, 15 6. Our 
ends, Best and Okeson, were about 150. 
Our tackles, Houston and Budd, about 
175 to ISO. Our guards, Trafton and 
Wooden, 198 and 18 5, with Keys, our 
center, at 200. You can imagine a pres- 
ent day coach with such a team to de- 
pend upon. Still, we played the behe- 
moths (as often styled in the present 
day press) of those days with their 
guards back, their tackles back, their 
flying wedges and other power plays, 
and beat all we played but University 
of Pennsylvania and Princeton, and 
only two teams besides those scored on 
us. That schedule included Army, Navy, 
Cornell, Lafayette, University of North 
Carolina, Dickinson, Princeton and 
Pennsylvania. There was no unlimited 
substitution; when a man left the game 
he was out and did not return. A cham- 
pionship game had two halves of forty- 
five minutes each; a forward pass 
meant loss of the ball; it was necessary 
to gain five yards in three downs and 
there were many other rules which 
have been changed in the course of 
years with the idea of making the 
game safer. 

The present day game with its hud- 
dle and other time consuming ways is 
much slower than the game we played. 
We had several series of plays for 
which we gave only one signal and we 
put the ball in play as fast as we could 
line up. Such a series scored a touch- 
down on Cornell before they realized 
what was going on. Some of the mod- 
ern new plays were used back in our 
time and were commonplace. 

Here I am, instead of reporting the 
doings of the present members of out- 
class, wandering along discussing, or 
maybe blowing about what a wonder- 
ful set of he men we were sixty years 

Well, if some of you fellows don't 
write to me so that I can change the 
subject, you may have to put up with 
other of my memories, and I have a 
lot of them. 


Whitney Road, University Campus 
Storrs, Conn. 

There is no news from or about any 
of the '95ers. 

With announcements in regard to 
Alumni Day, our thoughts naturally 
turn Bethlehemwards and to that day. 
Those who expect to be back and spend 
the weekend in Bethlehem presumably 
have their reservations for rooms or 

else. Until last year and the two war 
years, your correspondent stayed every 
Alumni Day weekend, since the Hotel 
has been built, at the Hotel Bethlehem. 
Throughout those years it always 
seemed that no matter how early you 
tried to make a reservation the answer 
always came back, "No rooms avail- 
able." It was our routine procedure to 
put the problem up to Bob Taylor, who 
always found a way of getting the 
management to come through with a 
room. But last year with Bob's passing 
on I was "out" and wound up in Allen- 
town at the Hotel Traylor, where I 
succeeded in getting a room only by 
having the reservations made by other 
parties, who could not get there, turn- 
ed over to me. 

In view of the number staying over 
for alumni weekend there has been a 
great overflow into the Allentown ho- 
tels and therefore anyone coming back 
and expecting to go to Allentown 
should be sure to make reservations. 
The two hotels recommended are the 
Traylor and Americus, both first class 

If one is driving, the Traylor is 
probably the more desirable as they 
have a large parking lot in the rear of 
the hotel available to guests only, and 
this enables one to come and go freely 
without going through the routine of 
having an attendant get one in and out 
of the garage, into the car, etc. Also, in 
stopping at the Traylor one can easily 
come down the south side to Bethle- 
hem, avoiding the Allentown traffic 
and coming out near the University — 
about a 15-minute drive. For those not 
driving there is good bus service to the 
centre of Bethlehem and also good taxi 
service, and they may find the Ameri- 
cus the more desirable hotel. For those 
who have their chauffeurs, either hotel 
will be satisfactory as "James" is not 
supposed to be annoyed by the prob- 
lems of traffic or the routine of getting 
a car in and out of a hotel garage. 

For many, especially those who use 
the hotel at such times as merely a 
place to sleep, there are no great dis- 
advantages in stopping in Allentown. 
But for many who throughout the 
years have been stopping at the Hotel 
Bethlehem, there has grown up a 
"Back Every Year, Hotel Bethlehem 
Stoppers Association," made up of men 
from a wide range of classes, many of 
whom have gotten to know each other 
only from this meeting over the years 
at the Hotel Bethlehem and who have 
many interesting sessions among them- 
selves when official festivities are not 
carrying on. And so for the "B.E.Y.H.- 
B.S.A.," being shunted to Allentown 
has some disadvantages, though I 
found ways last year of overcoming 
most of these. 

There seems to be from time to time 

a movement to get the alumni to stop 
in the dormitories, but I do not recall 
any recently other than the announce- 
ment that rooms in dormitories are 
available. Whether there are any fa- 
cilities on the campus for getting 
breakfast or whether one would have 
to go down into town for this rather 
important item, I do not know. Many 
years back when the old Eagle Hotel 
was closed and plans for the Hotel 
Bethlehem were only in the promotion- 
al stage, a large number of the alumni 
used to spend alumni weekend in Tay- 
lor Hall. Breakfast was served in what 
was then known as the College Com- 
mons and these breakfasts were one of 
the highlights of the weekend events. 
There were many regrets at the time 
when the entire group was forced to 
transfer its allegiance to the Hotel. 

Of course I am trying to sell the 
merits of stopping on the campus to 
the younger crowd (and for these I 
think this could be turned into some- 
thing having many merits), with the 
idea of relieving the pressure on the 
hotel and giving the boys of the vin- 
tage of '9 5 and thereabouts more of a 
chance at the hotel and its particular 
advantages and necessities to them. 

I trust you all have your reserva- 
tions. I am hoping to see you in June. 

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269 Leonia Avenue, Leonia, N. J. 

As per notice received this morning, 
Friday, 6 April, this contribution is 
due in just one week, on Friday the 
13th. I fear its contents will be rather 
skimpy as little has come along since I 
wrote the preceding one. There was 
one clip from the alumni office read- 
ing, " '96 — Cooke, Frank L. — Res. 274 
Main St., Hackettstown, N. J. — Mail." 
I turned to my class card file to make 
proper entry and found it there, date 
September '48; then to the 1947 Direc- 
tory, and it was there. But the Direc- 
tory gave also a business address and a 
residence address in New York City, 
and gave the Hackettstown address as 
"Home." I wonder just where one 
draws the line between "home" and 
"residence?" And especially for one 
who has reached the age of most living 
'9 6ers. 

Recent fairly decent weather has 
turned my fancy to thoughts of gar- 
dens, and I don't feel physically up to 
much. An aged colored gentleman who 
has been helping me out has turned 
up, however, and already given me two 
half days, and the place looks fairly 
decent, because the dead weeds have 
been cut down or pulled out or burned, 
and the new ones haven't got started 
yet. Already long-naturalized Dutch 



bulbs have sprung up and I have in 
bloom crocus, squills, snowflakes and 
one Dutch hyacinth. Three Jap quinces 
are full of pink buds, and buds are also 
showing on two cherry trees, two tall 
bush blueberries and one ancient pear. 
I have now almost a self starting gar- 
den, because I have so many peren- 
nials, biennials and hardy annuals, 
and many of these can vanquish the 
commoner weeds in single combat. But 
they don't pick on weeds especially; 
they frequently pick on each other and, 
like scrapping children, have to be sep- 
arated and the more prolific weeds 
thinned out ruthlessly. I will gladly 
provide anyone who will come after 
them a nice lot of healthy chrysanthe- 
mums, phlox, lilies, English ivy and, 
later on, assorted self-sown hardy an- 
nuals. There are also a lot of unwant- 
ed hollyhocks, but digging and trans- 
planting these is a mean chore — like- 
wise perennial sweet peas. The latter, 
by the way, is not, strictly speaking, a 
sweet pea, as it is odorless; but it bears 
large clusters of very handsome flow- 
ers, and it bears from early spring up 
to frost. Its roots, as an old gardener 
once remarked to me, "go clean down 
to China!" However, like all peas, it 
forms many pods and is easily raised 
from seed, though the young plants 
won't bloom until the second year. 

My most faithful '96 correspondent 
is Hookie Baldwin; his letters are all 
typed but they are so personal that 
they won't be used in this column, as 
I am sure he would not like it. I 
mentioned in my previous column that 
many of my correspondents ask me 
not to print their letters. By the way, 
has it struck many of my readers that 
next June will mark the 55th year 
since our graduation? I have long ago 
gotten completely over the 'rah-'rah 
stuff, but as long as I can get there I 
want to attend our B.B.Y.C. dinner, 
and especially in the five-year recur- 
rences. And as usual, all returning 
"old grads" will be welcome, including 
the members of the 50-Plus Club. Our 
heirs, the class of '26, however, are 
having a 2 5-year reunion this June and 
will not join us. 

I am happy to report that I have 
heard of no deaths amongst our '9 6 
boys in the past month. Those of you 
who owe me letters are well aware of 
it, I am sure, so I won't mention any 
names. Which seems to be about all 
for the present. 

P.S. Hooray! Just received a letter 
from Herbert H. Beck, director of the 
Franklin and Marshall College Mu- 
seum in Lancaster, Pa. Here it is: 

"Dear Bill: 

"About time for a word to you. Fol- 
lowing my retirement as department 
head in chemistry in 1946 I took on 

the position as shown in letterhead. 
Having taught geology, mineralogy 
and ornithology at F & M I fit into this 

"My time now is spent with birds, 
local history, coaching chemistry, as a 
Lancaster County road viewer, and in 
guiding tourists from New York about 
Lancaster County. I have a happy life 
even though I am no longer in the 
saddle as riding master at nearby Lin- 
den Hall. (Retired in 1946 after 17 
years as riding master.) 

"My recent publications (Lancaster 
County Historical Society, where I 
served as president for 25 years) have 
definitely established Lancaster Coun- 
ty as the birthplace of the Pennsyl- 
vania or so-called Kentucky rifle; and 
William Henry, of Lancaster, as the 
first in America to apply steam to navi- 
gation. (Prior to 176 5, with stern- 
wheeler on the Conestoga.) My letter 
to National Park Service in 1947, as 
the result of which a floodlighted flag 
flies on Fort McHenry every night, still 
seems to be remembered. 

"Touring our southwest to study 
two of our nearly extinct birds, the 
Whooping Crane and the California 
Condor, last April, I saw two of the 
former at Aransas Wildlife Sanctuary 
(Texas) of the 38 which the curator 
counted by aeroplane on his 42,000 
acre tract; and on the Sespe Wildlife 
area (90 miles north of Los Angeles) 
it was my good fortune to have eight 
Condors in the field of my Zeiss at the 
same time. These birds, with an 11' 
wingspread, are now reduced to 50-60. 
To a man who made the last authentic 
report of the sight of a flock (150-175) 
of the long extinct Passenger Pigeons, 
as I did through my Diary of Field- 
sports of September 1, 1SS8, the sight 
of these Condors really gave me a 
thrill. I seem to be the only Ornithol- 
ogist left in America who had a good 
sight of the Passenger Pigeon and the 
California Condor. 

"Having always been intimately con- 
nected with athletics at F & M (was 
baseball coach there 1909-1912) last 
fall was my greatest of all years for 
both Lehigh and F & M came through 
the football season undefeated and un- 

"As always. Bert." 

eieuA of ?F97 



1165 5th Ave., New York 27, N. Y. 

The Lehigh Letter by Len Schick for 
April states "The Alumni Reunion 
Committee . . . decided that no formal 
alumni banquet will be held this year. 

Instead it was decided to hold an in- 
formal buffet supper Friday night in 
Grace Hall with all emphasis placed on 
the class rather than the Association." 
. . . "It has been suggested to class re- 
union chairmen that it might be well 
to arrange a get-together before the 
buffet, which will be served at 7 p.m., 
and that a party following might be 

My guess is that the men of '97 will 
think that the above-mentioned infor- 
mal buffet in Grace Hall, with '9 7 col- 
lected at one table, is a swell idea. This 
is a good chance to get together. Ac- 
cording to my calculations 1S97 sub- 
tracted from 1951 makes 54 and not 
5 5, so it is not a five-year reunion, but 
what's the odds. (If O. S. Good finds 
any mistake in my substraction, please 

When you read this letter in the 
May Bulletin, you might lift your pen 
and tell me if ("wind and weather per- 
mitting") you expect to attend the "in- 
formal buffet supper in Grace Hall." 
Also while you are writing, tell me any- 
thing you know about '97 men, (good, 
bad, or indifferent) that will interest 
the rest of our gang. 

The following are quotes from let- 

Diven: From Rock Rill, Reading, 
Vt. "I have lost touch with Lehigh and 
Bethlehem, though I did have the 
pleasure of seeing Dartmouth's defeat 
at nearby Hanover last fall." Looks 
like Divie is still on the ball. 

Brady: "I have been in Blooming- 
ton, 111., since 19 47 as executive vice 
president of Union Gas & Electric 
Company. We are one of the two gas 
companies in the State of Illinois 
which still serve manufactured gas, but 
we are . . . putting in a connection to 
a new natural gas pipeline being con- 
structed by the Texas-Illinois Natural 
Gas Pipe Line Co. . . . We look forward 
to obtaining natural gas before next 
winter and thus be relieved of many 
headaches," etc., etc. (Bully for Brady.) 

Sheppard: "H i s (Pennington's) 
passing has been the most severe blow 
I have had in recent years. I was look- 
ing forward to another visit from him 
this winter (Lakeland, Fla.). I had a 
fine letter from his son Carl about his 
last illness. I have a photo of the Inter- 
collegiate Lacrosse team taken in 1896 
and if I mistake not, Pop Pennington, 
Little Pop Merriman (not big Pop, 
Prof. M?) and Mike Johnson are among 
those pictured . . . Mike Johnson lives 
near here," etc., etc. 

Gallardo: (From Mexico) "I have 
been retired from all professional ac- 
tivities for the last 18 years," etc. etc. 
Bully for Gallardo. Say, '97, why 
shouldn't we all move to Mexico, or at 
least persuade Gallardo to attend the 

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graduation party at Lehigh next June? 
Any of you '9 7 men who can stop 
farming long enough in June to attend 
graduation exercises at Lehigh, don't 
miss it, and particularly don't miss the 
"Buffet Supper Friday night at Grace 
Hall" — so drive in early and hitch. 

0U4* o£ tX9X 


SO Wall Street. Bethlehem, Pa. 

Several weeks ago my faithful cor- 
respondent, Henry Schwecke, Charles- 
ton, S. C, sent me a copy of the Jan- 
uary 26 issue of the General Electric 
"News," covering the Pittsfleld, Mass., 
plant. Included in the issue were sev- 
eral pictures of former employees of 
the plant, now living in honorable re- 
tirement. One of the pictures was of 
Henry preparing to saw off a section of 
a 3 x 4 scantling. The caption of the 
picture read as follows: "A few weeks 
ago Henry Schwecke, who retired from 
the distribution transformer engineer- 
ing section in 19 32 after 3 3 years with 
G.E., and returned to his home in 
Charleston, S. C, sent us this snap 
shot of himself. Mr. Schwecke wrote 
that he often engages in carpenter 
work and paint jobs around his home 
and in the summer finds time to take a 
few deep sea fishing trips. Baseball is 
his favorite recreation, he reports, and 
he attends most of the home games in 
the South Atlantic League. He tries to 
visit his friends in Pittsfleld every few 
years and wrote that he would appre- 
ciate their stopping to see him when- 
ever they pass through Charleston on 
their way to or from Florida." To date, 
no other word has come from the deep 
south, but I hope for a clipping or two 
from the Charleston News and Courier 
or the Chapel Hill Weekly, on both of 
which Henry leans heavily not only 
for news but for a wealth of devastat- 
ing sarcasm, especially where the No'th 
is concerned. 

For some time past I have been con- 
sidering drafting Ed Kiehl as class cor- 
respondent and retiring from this field 
of endeavor. Ed has many qualifications 
for the job, possessing imagination — 
and how! — a never ending flow of 
words and a keen sense of (obvious) 
humor — such as this message on a pic- 
ture post card from Orlando, Fla. : 
"Greetings! The black bass are biting 
in this section and they occasionally 
reel in an eleven-pounder. However, in 
a week or so I will raise the weight to 
fifteen pounds. Best wishes. — Ed." On 
second thought I have abandoned the 
idea, for strict adherence to the truth, 
or at least sticking to the same story, 
is one of the most important require- 
ments of a class correspondent. 

H. M. Daggett wrote to me last 

March. Among the interesting items 
was one concerning the opening of the 
trout season in the Finger Lakes and 
the multitude of rainbow trout, also 
the multitude of fishermen observed on 
opening day in and along Catherine 
Creek, one of the streams flowing into 
Seneca Lake. The writer of the column, 
"Rod and Gun," in the sports section 
of the New York Herald Tribune of 
April 1 commented on a law recently 
passed in New York State which ad- 
vanced the open season for brook and 
brown trout in the Finger Lakes sec- 
tion to April 1, to coincide with the 
opening of the season for rainbow 
trout. It seems that many of the "an- 
glers" are unable to distinguish be- 
tween the three species, so their ignor- 
ance is now recognized and legalized. 
Having given you the lowdown on this 
unimportant matter, let's take up some- 
thing which really counts — the annual 
alumni reunion on June 15 and 16, 
1951. Len Schick, in his Lehigh Letter 
for April, states: "Last week the Alum- 
ni Reunion Committee held its first 
meeting, and after much discussion de- 
cided that no formal alumni banquet 
will be held this year. Instead it was 
decided to hold an informal buffet sup- 
per Friday night in Grace Hall with all 
emphasis placed on the class rather 
than the Association. Tables will be ar- 
ranged by classes, and alumni will be 
encouraged to renew college-made 
friendships with classmates and with 
men from other classes. There will be 
no formal speeches. The luncheon Sat- 
urday will be in the form of a picnic 
and will be served in such a way that 
alumni will be able to sit outside and 
enjoy the beauty of the campus as they 
eat. The May Alumni Bulletin will give 
full information on Alumni Day plans, 
but I'm calling your attention to it 
here in case you have overlooked the 
official announcement." 

If any of you are coming to Bethle- 
hem for Alumni Day, I'd surely be glad 
to arrange for a dormitory reservation 
for you at $1.50 per night. By the time 
you read this probably all the rooms at 
the Hotel Bethlehem have been re- 
served, but I can try for a vacancy 
there for you if you prefer it. One more 
thing. If you have not already sent in 
your contribution to the Alumni Fund, 
do it now! The University needs the 
money and 18 98's quota needs a big 


//3 Wall Street, Bethlehem, Pa. 

Our rediscovered classmate, Harry 
Edward Knight, is dead. The following 
is taken from the New York Times of 
March 14: — 

"Major General Harry E. Knight, 

who rose from private to general dur- 
ing his forty-year Army career, died 
yesterday (March 12) in Walter Reed 
Hospital after a two-week illness. He 
was 7 4 years old. 

"A native of Elizabeth, N. J., Gen- 
eral Knight attended Montclair Acad- 
emy and Lehigh University. He later 
was graduated from the Infantry-Cav- 
alry School, the Army War College and 
the Command and General Staff School. 

"Soon after the war with Spain be- 
gan General Knight enlisted as a pri- 
vate in the New York Volunteers. A 
few months later he accepted a com- 
mission as second lieutenant of in- 
fantry in the Regular Army." 

"General Knight served in Cuba with 
the First Infantry during the Spanish- 
American War. In 1900 he was sent to 
the Philippines where he participated 
in putting down the Philippine insur- 

"During World War I he served with 
the War Plans Division of the War De- 
partment General Staff and with the 
Army of Occupation in Germany. Af- 
ter the war he was in the office of the 
Chief of Infantry. General Knight sub- 
sequently became executive officer of 
the Infantry School at Fort Benning, 
Ga. and then commanded the Twenty- 
sixth Infantry Regiment at Plattsburg 
Barracks, New York. On his promo- 
tion to Brigadier General he took com- 
mand of the Eighteenth Brigade at 

"General Knight was made assistant 
chief of staff in 19 3 5, serving first in 
charge of the military intelligence divi- 
sion and later as head of the personnel 
division. He was promoted to Major 
General in 1937 and retired the next 

"He was a member of the Army and 
Navy Club and of the Psi Upsilon fra- 
ternity at Lehigh. Surviving are his 
widow, Mrs. Celeste F. Knight and two 
sisters, Mrs. H. S. Mirrielees of Upper 
Montclair, N. J. and Miss Grace Knight 
of New York." 

Although I had not seen Harry since 
he left Lehigh he never lost interest in 
his alma mater as was evidenced by 
the warm and enthusiastic letter I re- 
ceived from him during the past year. 
He anticipated revisiting Lehigh and 
renewing old friendships here. 

&A4A «j WOO 


S06 S. Ogden Dr., Los Angeles 36, Calif. 

It has been a long time since any- 
thing of interest about us has appeared 
in the Bulletin. I hope that our class 
turned out to be better engineers than 

I had a letter from Kenneth McCo- 

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nias a short time ago saying he was 
about to leave for an extended vacation 
in Florida, after some fifty full years 
of good service with the Anaconda Cop- 
per Co. In 1902 Mac, Hank Bowers and 
I all worked at the Baltimore Copper 
Works where Mac was assistant to Dr. 
Edward Keller who represented Ana- 
conda Copper at that time. 

On Sunday, March 11, I had the 
great pleasure of spending several 
hours with Paul Starkey, who stopped 
over here on his way to San Francisco. 
The last time I had seen Paul was at 
Mountain Lake, Fla., in 1945. We took 
him to dinner to put him in the proper 
frame of mind, and then drove him to 
the top of the Hollywood hills where 
he could see the lights of Los Angeles 
in all directions. When he left, he prob- 
ably understood why it is so difficult to 
keep people away from Los Angeles 
once they have seen it. Paul looked 
very healthy and full of pep. He could 
probably help another winning lacrosse 

This week I received a notice of the 
passing of Hugh Banks Chapman, who 
died March 9, 1951. I first became ac- 
quainted with "Chappy" at Billy Ul- 
rich's prep school and I never lost my 
great respect and admiration for this 
typical southern gentleman. I will al- 
ways remember him as an outstanding 

I wish you would all get over your 
indifference, and help me with this 
class letter. It looks like hell to see 
regular letters appear from both the 
classes before us as well as those after 
us, none of which, I think, had any- 
thing on 1900. 

&CU4 «$ t<?Ot 


110 Wesley St., Bethlehem, Pa. 

The replies to our various letters 
about the reunion are coming in pretty 
well at this writing. The following 
have indicated that they are going to 
participate in at least some of the 
events: Barba, Buch, Donaldson, 
Evans, Flory, Gearhart, Gilbert, Gird- 
ler, Harleman, Laubenstein, McGoni- 
gle, Peck, Startsman, Stauffer, Straub, 
Thornton, Underbill. This is a wonder- 
ful response. For those of you who are 
still using a slide rule it will work out 
to something like 80% of our present 
class roll. 

We can make a unique showing in 
the parade by inviting our Lehigh sons 
to parade with us and assist in carry- 
ing our three class banners. Brick 
Gearhart's three fine sons — Foster '34, 
Tom '3 6, and Dave '44 should be right 
up in the front row. Prex Girdler's two 
sons — Joe '30 and Tom '33 — would 
also add to the occasion. They can be 

assisted by Charles Barba, Jr., '2 7 
John Flory '2 9, Tom Harleman '3 3, 
Raymond "Butch" Laubenstein '39, 
Duncan McGonigle '3 5, and Willis 

Stauffer '27, plus the two grandsons, 
R. T. Hutchins, II '50 (Harleman's) , 
and Peter Barba '54. Should George 
Enzian '3 5, Charles K. Krauss '2 8, 
James K. Ryan '3 3 and Donald Wilkin- 
son '31 be in the neighborhood, they 
too will be expected to join the '01 

Herman A. Straub writes to tell us 
that he will be with us on the 15th and 
16th of June. He has never attended 
one of our reunions. You have waited 
a long time, Herman, to get together 
with us. Don't miss this one; it is later 
than you think. 

^«<w *£ t902 


P. O. Box 973, Atlanta 1, Ga. 

In the April issue I told you that 
Dief had forwarded me a letter from 
James B. AVright of 1020 S. 9th St., 
McAlester, Okla. Wright was confused 
on the meaning of "class agent" and 
"class correspondent" but I've written 
him and I'm sure he is now straight- 
ened out. Here's his letter: 
"Dear Dief: 

"Last fall I received a letter from 
Felix Golian telling of the death of our 
classmate and class agent Slifer, and 
advising that he, Golian, was to be our 
class agent. That was the first that I 
had heard of the death of Slifer. I was 
so sorry to hear of it for I considered 
him one of my true friends. 

"I subscribe to the Lehigh Bulletin 
and the letter from the class agent is 
one of the first items I look for. I 
haven't seen a letter from our class for 
many months and I was wondering 
what had happened until I received 
Golian's letter. I have intended writing 
Golian for some time but on account of 
distractions I did not get to it until re- 
cently and then I had misplaced his 
letter so I wrote to Lehigh for his ad- 
dress. Harleman answered the letter 
and said you were our class agent. Con- 
gratulations, and I hope you will keep 
up the good work of writing us a letter 
in each issue of the Bulletin. 

"Since I have seen you I have lost my 
eyesight to quite an extent and so am 
more or less incapacitated by this and 
by age. Cataracts attacked my eyes and 
my left eye reached the point where I 
could not use it to advantage and so I 
had it operated on two years ago. The 
operation seemed to be successful and 
that is the eye I am using. It is nothing 
like one's natural eyesight and I can't 
help but fret at times. I have said that 
I probably should not fret too much if 
I lost my sight, for I had seen a 'heap' 

in the 70 years of fine eyesight which 
I enjoyed. However, I am not 'hanker- 
ing' to give up the eyesight I now have. 

"When I should have written Golian 
I was quite busy trying to establish 
early Oklahoma history for the benefit 
of posterity. This required a good bit 
of local travel and correspondence. As 
I had to give up my car on losing my 
eyesight I had to depend on public 
transportation and upon friends. My 
efforts, with the cooperation of friends, 
seems to be bearing good fruit. 

"The Historical Society of the State 
of Oklahoma erected metal markers to 
designate places of historical interest 
comprising early day settlements and 
events in the Indian Territory — now 
Oklahoma. One of these places is Boggy 
Depot, Choctaw Nation, Indian Terri- 
tory, affectionately and familiarly 
known as 'Old Boggy.' This was one 
of three principal towns situated in the 
lower part of the Indian Territory 
about 100 years ago and prior to the 
Civil War. It was situated on the But- 
terfield, U. S. Mail and Stage Coach 
line which operated between St. Louis, 
Mo., and San Francisco, Calif. How- 
ever, Boggy Depot was a town prior to 
the establishment of the Butterfield 

"Boggy Depot was the headquarters 
of the Chickasaw Tribe of Indians 
when the U. S. Government moved 
them in 18 3 7-38 from their home in 
Alabama and Mississippi to the Indian 
Territory which was more or less a 

"There is nothing left at Old Boggy 
except our old home, which is still in 
possession of the family, and the pub- 
lic cemetery. 

"My father, Rev. Allen Wright, rat- 
ed as a full-blood Choctaw and whose 
Indian name was Kilihote, settled at 
Boggy Depot prior to the Civil War 
and had a house constructed by an 
English artisan. Except for the lumber, 
glass and iron which were hauled from 
Ft. Smith, Ark., by ox-team, a distance 
of 150 miles, the house was practically 
hand built. It was a six-room frame 
house, two stories and plastered. It 
stands in fair condition, although ren- 
ters have been living in it for the past 
5 5 years. With proper care it looks as 
though it might last another hundred 

"Old Boggy was quite an important 
place during the Civil War and it was 
at one time the temporary capital of 
the Choctaw Nation. My father was 
elected Principal Chief (Governor) for 
two terms after the Civil War. He also 
originated the name Oklahoma, which 
is a combination of two Choctaw words 
— viz., Okla (People) and homa (Red) 
which term in English is Indian. 

"The convocation for the dedication 

MAY, 1951 


of the Historical Marker was held on 
the grounds of our old house and was 
quite a notable gathering of the de- 
scendants of the pioneers who at some 
time lived in and around Boggy Depot. 
The majority of those present ranged 
in age from 5 to S9 years. I met one 
man I had not seen for about 6 5 years, 
at about the time we moved from Old 

"This letter is getting too long and 
so I must close. You will note that I 
am historically inclined, and I could 
tell much more. 

"Kindest regards and best wishes. 
Your friend, J. B. Wright." 

(?ku* oj 7903 


Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa. 

The only news which the alumni of- 
fice had to pass on to me this month is 
that S. A. Becker's address is now 2223 
Center St., Bethlehem, Pa. 

The only other news which I have is 
that I saw Raymond Hunt in Char- 
lottesville, Va., on April 7. Mrs. Mor- 
gan and I drove through on our way 
home from a little trip during the 
spring vacation and spent an enjoyable 
hour or two with Ray and his family. 

Part of our time was spent in looking 
over the University of Virginia and in 
enjoying the accomplishments of 
Thomas Jefferson. The campus was 
somewhat torn up, due to the installa- 
tion of underground wiring and the re- 
building of some of the famous ser- 
pentine walls, but we enjoyed our visit 

Ray is lecturing at the University 
and is very happy in his work. He has 
just enough to do to keep him out of 
mischief but not so much that he can- 
not play golf occasionally. 

^ <*4 t<?04 


1028 West Market St., Bethlehem, Pa. 

One of our class historians wrote: 
"The Class of 1904 was especially re- 
markable, because it was the only class 
that succeeded in entering Lehigh in 
1900." It required a lot of thinking to 
come to such a conclusion, and yet af- 
ter 50 years we are still able to main- 
tain about the same amount of mental 
alertness, which fact came to light on 
the eve of Easter, when I was agree- 
ably surprised by a telephone call from 
Dr. Charles Lueders and Lester Bern- 
stein who had arrived in Bethlehem to 
attend the early morning services at 
the Moravian Church. 

After attending the wrestling meet 
of the Nationals at the University on 
Saturday afternoon the evening was 
spent at 10 28 West Market Street with 
chairs drawn before the fireplace, 
where in the glowing embers we were 
able to enjoy the comfort of friends, 
and the spirit of rest seemed to take 
possession as the memories of our days 
at Lehigh were recalled. 

After the ceremonies were over on 
Easter morning, Charles and Lester 
joined us at 1028 for breakfast. Ever 
thoughtful, lest supplies might be low 
they brought part of the repast with 
them in the form of a large Dutch cin- 
namon bread as a safety measure. 

An early wren returning from the 
south brought word that Warren Mac- 
Farlane was at West Palm Springs, 

Florida sems to be a haven for 1904 
men, and with Charlie Orth at 309 
Third Ave., N., Lake Worth, Parke 
Hutchinson at Naples, Abe Borowsky 

at the Roney Plaza, Miami Beach, Herb 
Hartzog at Sarasota and Mac MacFar- 
lane at West Palm Springs, the State 
of Florida should have benefited finan- 

It would be interesting to have a 
gabfest in an effort to ascertain just 
why such a large percentage of the 

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Main Office 212 WOOD STREET • PITTSBURGH 22, PA. 

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class have such diversified opinions as 
to the proper place to go vacationing. 
One can almost foresee why it is such 
a struggle to have a class reunion func- 
tion successfully. The old saying, "The 
world is cockeyed," seems proven when 
100% of disagreement prevails. 

Practically carefree and the weather 
nice, I decided to drive to Philadelphia 
to see how '04 men were in that city. 
John Page, 5825 Park Avenue, was 
the first stop. He was not at home and 
the only paper on which to write a note 
was a blank check on the back of which 
I wrote, "Sorry to have missed you." 
Result was a letter from John enclos- 
ing a check for Lehigh. Honestly, John, 
this was not a hint in any way, as I 
am not the official collector, but the 
result has given me an idea which I 
will transmit to our class agent, John 
Powell, at 33 9 Weldon St., Latrobe, 

Second stop at Abe Borowsky's, D & 
Tioga Streets. As noted above, he was 
away in Miami Beach, Fla. 

Third stop Dr. Charles Lueders, 
1930 Chestnut Street — out till 3:30 

Fourth call Stone Edelen, 85 Beth- 
lehem Pike, Chestnut Hill — unable to 

Fifth stop Ralph Ohlwiler, 416 Mt. 
Airy Avenue — not at home. 

A perfectly nice day ruined by 10 % 
disappointment at which my mind al- 
most refused to function as I passed by 
the house where I had been invited to 
attend a 3 7-year wedding reunion. 

This will probably be the last Bul- 
letin that you will receive before our 
47th reunion in June, and while we 
are not one of the reunion classes it is 
a sure bet that we will be able to mus- 
ter a good percentage of the class for 
a get-together on Friday night and on 
Saturday, so if you plan to be on hand 
drop a card to me or call by phone on 
arrival and we will try to have an in- 
teresting program prepared. 

All men within a radius of 100 miles 
are always expected at these off-year 
reunions as it is quite a tonic to see 
the campus in June as well as to enjoy 
the yarns about the stirring years 1900 
to 1904. 

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1322 Myrtle St., Scranton, Pa. 

Saw Henry Clay recently along the 
highway supervising a big black top 
job. He looked very well. 

The Bulletin office advises me that 
they have received no news and I re- 
ceived no answers to post cards — 
hence the column this month is rather 

If you want to see it grow, you know 
what to do. Doesn't anything ever hap- 
pen to any of you? Don't you go any- 
where, do anything, see anybody? 
Don't you fish, garden, swim? Don't 
you go on vacation? Don't you beat 
your wife, and does she like it? For 
the luvva mud, -write! 

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1528 Greenmount Ave. 
Dormont, Pittsburgh, Pa. 


Forty-five years seemed an eternity 
away when we were being graduated 
from Lehigh University in June 190 6. 
Now, on Friday, June 15, and Satur- 
day, June 16, we will be observing the 
anniversary of that momentous event 
— when we stepped out with degrees, 
diplomas and dreams of what we ex- 
pected to accomplish. The reunion this 
year will afford an opportunity for us 
as baldpates and graybeards to mull 
over our attainments and the doings 
of our offspring, even unto the second 
and third generation. 

As of Wednesday, May 12, the fol- 
lowing members of the class had sig- 
nified their intention to be on the cam- 
pus for the reunion. They are Dent, 
Dengler, Lauer, Lueders, Hammaker, 
Wrightson, Fear, JIaurer, Smull, Root, 
Stair, Gott, Gilmore, Brillhart, Hayes, 
Cort, Gregg. Naturally some were away 
from home when the first class letter 
was sent. Some are undecided, but the 
early response assures an outstanding 

The Reunion can't miss and no mem- 
ber of the class should miss it. Here's 
the schedule: — 

Friday evening, June 15, 7 o'clock, 
Grace Hall — Alumni buffet supper. No 
speeches. No formal program. 

Saturday morning, June 16, 10 
o'clock — Alumni Business meeting, 
Coppee hall. Noon picnic luncheon, 
tables and chairs on campus. Alumni 
parade 2:30 p.m. ending at stadium. 
Baseball game. 

All members of the class of 1906 and 
their wives are invited to the Brillhart 
Home after the Alumni luncheon. 

Class Banquet at Saucon Valley 
Country Club at 6 o'clock. 

Tommy Lueders is looking after cos- 
tumes. Dave Brillhart is in charge of 
affairs on the campus, tickets for ban- 
quet, etc. Stepper Gott is general chair- 
man, backing up all plans and helping 
in their execution. Chris Stouffer is 
boosting favorable answers. Charley 
Gilmore is writing letters and doing 
other chores. 

In a recent edition of the Houston 
Chronicle (Texas), under a feature 


Brine still drips from lips 

captioned "Neighbors of Note," by El- 
mer Summers, Chronicle staff, there 
appeared the following narrative re- 
garding J. Russell Wait. It was cap- 
tioned "Retirement a Busy Job." The 
article follows: 

"It will be of interest to his thou- 
sands of friends to learn that J. Russell 
Wait is as salty in 'retirement' as he 
was on the job as director of the Port 
of Houston for 17 years. 

"As might be expected from such a 
personality, he is far from sitting 
around in the easy chair at his home at 
5410 Pine St., Bellaire, Tex. 

"As this reporter pulled up in front 
of his home, Mr. Wait was just about 
to leave for a neighboring county to do 
some consulting work on an engineer- 
ing job. 'A Neighbor of Note story on 
me?' he exclaimed. 'It's a farce! You 
don't want a story about me! I came 
out here four years ago to get peace 
and quiet! Do I get it? No! Let's just 
skip it!' 

"We remonstrated, and gradually 
Mr. Wait began to soften and we found 
that he was born October 6, 1882, at 
Phillipsburg, N. J., and therefore is 
6 9 years of age. 

"Since his retirement four years ago, 
Mr. Wait has done several sizeable jobs 
as a consulting engineer; he has also 
traveled extensively in the United 
States and Canada and has added many 
more photographs, which he took him- 
self, to his collection of 18,000 on all 
manner of subjects including his nine 

"The former port director is a tall, 
blond 190-pounder, who talks fast, 
furiously and to the point. No one ever 
can say he pulls any punches. 

"Mr. Wait was named director of 
Houston Port on January 6, 1931 af- 
ter he had spent a year in Beaumont, 

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where he developed plans for that 
city's $2,225,000 port. 

"Before going to Beaumont, he had 
lived 22 years in Charleston, S. C, 
where for some 11 years he was gen- 
eral superintendent of the Charleston 
Ore Company. Then, from 1921 to 
1924, he was manager of a private 
terminal, but eventually he became 
general manager of the whole city of 
Charleston port for four years until 

"From a family of engineers, Mr. 
Wait's first job after his graduation 
from Lehigh University in 1906 was 
as an apprentice engineer for the Penn- 
sylvania Steel Company. A year later 
he was named assistant superintendent 
in charge of five blast furnaces. 

"As a boy Mr. Wait attended public 
schools in Roselle Park, N. J. and later 
attended the Pingry Preparatory 
School at Elizabeth, N. Y., where he 
won a scholarship in engineering to 

"Under his direction the Port of 
Houston became one of the major ports 
of the United States. 

"Mr. and Mrs. Wait are the parents 
of five children — J. Russell Wait, Jr., 
Harold Wait, Mrs. William Ehlers and 
Mrs. Jennie Spadden, all of Houston, 
Tex., and Mrs. Jim McGoodwin, of San 
Antonio, Tex." 

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7 Brookside Ave., Greenfield, Mass. 

Dr. Raymond Walters is a member 
of the Literary Club of Cincinnati, the 
oldest club of its kind in the U. S., in 
existence for 102 years. The constitu- 
tion of the club limits its membership 
to 100 and each member must read a 
paper of his own composition at a club 
meeting at least once in every two-year 
period, and all comments on papers are 
forbidden outside of meetings. 

In a previous issue, John Scott was 
reported as having retired on Novem- 
ber 1, 1950. A March 6 note from him 
states that he has been kept on for 
another year by the Portland Electric 
Co., due to the gap in the company's 
personnel ranks caused by the Korean 
war. Jake added, "By next fall maybe 
we will all be doing war work, who 

Phil MacQueen says that retirement 
is quite easy to take — in a way — and 
that it is surprising how quickly engi- 
neering matters can be placed in the 
background. He tells me that Elwood 
Johnson retired about July 1950. 

Quotes from Edgar Treverton's let- 
ter, received February 26: "I've just 
passed 6 6 years. As far as how much 
longer I'm good for — well, you know 

Miami Beach is a gambling place. We 
are never sure of the results till the 
race is run. 

"So I'm not fixing any time limit to 
my life, but try to be careful so as to 
last as long as possible. So far my 
health has been good, for which I am 
duly thankful. If life becomes a bur- 
den, the sooner the end the better." 

In a letter to Trev I asked whether 
he had any comment to make on our 
national and international situation. 
His answer is worth repeating. 

"Frankly, I don't know what to 
think — I know there are always two 
sides to a question but at present there 
seems to be dozens of sides and few of 
our leaders are on any given one. 
Doubt, confusion, indecision in high 
places, with everyone trying to put 
over his particular opinion in order to 
be top dog. 

"A home defence man spoke to us 
last week and among other things 
showed a chart of the degrees of killing 
power under the discharge of an A- 
bomb. After listening to all the things 
that one should do for protection, I 
was about of the opinion that I would 
prefer being right under the blast at 
the point where everything is instantly 
killed. I can't see much joy for us old- 
sters after another war. 

"I think our position is the same as 

the little Lord Fauntleroy who went to 
a tough school with a pocketful of 
pretty marbles. If he wanted to keep 
them he had to fight off the bigger 
kids. As long as we have the reputa- 
tion of having everything, the have- 
nots will try to rob us, just as nations 
have always done. 

"But the weather here is divine — 
groceries high, but we eat too much 
anyhow. The Fates speak from Wash- 
ington. Who am I to know the details 
of a world economy! I can hardly run 
my own. Cheerio! Trev." 

From Doc Carlock: "My son grad- 
uates from Wesleyan University at 
Middletown, Conn., on June 10 — am 
afraid the Army Air Corps will grab 
bim right away, due to his experience 
in radar. He has already served 46 
months in the Corps since 1943!" 

Doc has asked me to continue as 
class correspondent for the college 
year 19 51-5 2. My response — 1952 is 
calling all '0 7 men! 


8J21 Northampton St., N. W. 
Washington 15, D. C. 


301 W. School Lane, Germantown 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

It has been learned that at the Fri- 
day night alumni gathering seating 





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L. BEVAN, '21 


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will be by classes. No special effort is 
being made to secure a larger than 
usual attendance of the class, but it is 
hoped that all within easy driving dis- 
tance of Bethlehem will be there. Jim 
Fair has a room at the Bethlehem Ho- 
tel to serve as class headquarters, and 
if enough are on hand there will be an 
informal dinner on Saturday night. 

The quota for 1908 in the current 
Alumni Fund collection is $2000. With 
only about one-third of the class con- 
tributing, the amount paid in last year 
was somewhat less than half of that 
amount. Certainly we ought to make a 
better showing this year, now that pay- 
ments to the Progress Fund do not con- 
flict with current gifts. 

Thomson King writes that he is 
working harder at his new job as direc- 
tor of the Maryland Academy of Sci- 
ence than he did at his regular job be- 
fore retirement, but that he finds the 
work very congenial. 

Oram Fulton is a director of the 
association known as the "Steel Divi- 
sion," composed of those who worked 
in that division of the War Production 
Board in the last war. A meeting of 
the association is to be held in May at 
White Sulphur Springs. 

Alfred s. osbourne 
Union Barge Line Corp., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

While in Florida last month Dave 
Petty asked me to do this job. I ac- 
cepted because I know how hard he 
works for Lehigh and '09. If you are 
ever asked to do it, don't hesitate to 
say "Yes." 

I have no information about our 
classmates. The next best news is that 
of the Pittsburgh Lehigh Club. This 
month was the regular spring meeting 
and about 80 were present. Dr. Harvey 
Neville came from the campus to tell 
us particularly about Lehigh's research 
department. From him we learned that 
Lehigh has become the official source 
of valuable manufacturing knowledge 
to many industries. These include the 
manufacture of ink, paint brush bris- 
tles, chocolate candy, chemical treat- 
ment of Army blankets to prevent 
spread of disease, more efficient meth- 
ods for transferring of heat and/or 
cold from gases or liquids. If your lo- 
cal club ever has him as a guest speak- 
er, be sure to attend. 

This year our club has inaugurated 
the giving of a trophy to the outstand- 
ing wrestler at Shadyside Academy of 
Pittsburgh, and the first presentation 
was made at this meeting. An individ- 
ual trophy is given to the man selected, 
and another one given to the school. 
On this will be inscribed the winning 
athlete's name from year to year. 

Dave is most interested in regular 
giving to Lehigh. My own approach to 
this is as follows: — Our education at 
Lehigh is one of our best assets. We 
are proud to be called Lehigh men. 
Some are proud to wear the honorary 
society keys or a fraternity pin. Some, 
too, are proud to have played on her 
athletic teams which still others man- 
aged. Others are interested in the 
band, Arcadia, student publications 
and so forth. These are some of the 
things that arouse us to sing "Come 
All Ye Lehigh Men." Since we are 
proud of these things, we then should 
be willing to contribute some portion 
of our means to the Lehigh Alumni 

I have just received the following: 


"Robert 'Bob' Schenck, Buick's 
quiet, soft-spoken, chief metallurgist, 
has a knack for spotting metallurgical 
trends years in advance. 

"Back in 1938 Bob had a hunch 
about boron steels and tenaciously 
backed that hunch with tests on boron- 
treated axle shafts. He modestly cred- 
its many others with an active part in 
developing boron steels, but this big 
friendly man probably tested more 
boron-treated steels before World War 
II than anyone else. 

"Under his supervision Buick adopt- 
ed high-manganese steels for axle 
shafts. He was the first automan to 
order a controlled atmosphere furnace 
for gears. In World War II he helped 
develop NE steels, and 75 mm. steel 
cartridge cases which freed copper for 
other uses. 

"When Bob Schenck retires next 
summer after 35 eventful years at Bu- 
ick he will carry with him the grati- 
tude and admiration of automotive 
metallurgists. His warmth and fairness 
have won him wide respect in the in- 

P.S. by Petty: Besides my personal 
thanks to Al for doing the column, 
congratulations are in order on his re- 
cent election as president of Union 
Barge Line Corporation. Al joined the 
firm in 1930 and had been executive 
vice president since 1942. 

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Franklin and Marshall College 
Lancaster, Pa. 

About the time you read this article 
there will be approximately one month 
until the alumni weekend of June 15 
and 16. We will send you a letter ask- 
ing if you plan to come back to Lehigh 
for this weekend. I have had several 
letters from members of our class, 

and the consensus of opinion is that 
we should pattern our get-together 
along the line of the annual reunion 
held by the class of 1908. If you will 
notify "Peter" Bahnson, he will make 
table reservations for the banquet on 
Friday evening. We will meet infor- 
mally on Saturday afternoon for an 
old-time "bull session" at the Saucon 
Valley Country Club, and then dine 
together in one of their smaller dining 
rooms. These plans, of course, depend 
on the number of classmates planning 
to return. I certainly feel that with a 
response of better than fifty for our 
fortieth reunion, we can expect ten or 
more for this informal get-together. 

H. Alan Floyd is president of 
"Friends of the Music Library," and 
their annual concert took place in the 
Hall of Sculpture, Carnegie Institute, 
Oakland, on January 29, 1951. Hear 
that it was a tremendous success. This 
organization's aim and purpose is to 
make annual contributions of music 
materials, records and record equip- 
ment to Carnegie Library's Music Divi- 
sion, which is among the finest in the 
country. Congratulations, Alan. 

A nice letter from Nels Downes, 111 
North Swarthmore Ave., Ridley Park, 
Pa., which follows in part: 

"Dope Floyd seemingly senses the 
fact that names and facts get all twist- 
ed up as the years go by, and so his re- 
fresher comes as a welcome accessory 
to our class picture. 

"Very happy over the receipt of 
Christmas cards from Frankie Heard, 
Brad Waltz and good old 'Fats' Mc- 
Cormick, who writes me once a year. 
Bill was sorry to have missed the re- 
union last year. 

"Yep, Shorty, it was a good class re- 
union. Such real fun talking over old 
times, as we stood outside Packer Hall 
waiting for the parade to start off to 
the athletic field. Remember Eddie 
Killough cavorting around with his 
clowning as per usual? 

"Anyway, lad, be assured that your 
column in the Bulletin is eagerly read. 
If the fellows can't write you any par- 
ticular news, they can at least drop you 
a few friendly lines with words of en- 
couragement and good cheer for our 
class correspondent." 

From 616 Myrtle Blvd., Lafayette, 
La., Terry Cafl'all writes: 

"Just a line to let you know that I 
am not only still in the land of the liv- 
ing, but feeling better all the time. 
This may be due partly to the fact that 
loafing is most beneficial, and partly to 
the fact that I am now down to 173 
pounds, and so have some eighty 
pounds less to drag around than I did 
a short time ago. 

"There is a very interesting spot not 
far from Lafayette, La. — Avery Island, 

MAY. 1951 


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where the late Mcllhenny, '94, estab- 
lished a garden for exotic plants and a 
bird sanctuary. You may recall this 
was written up in the Lehigh Bulletin 
two or three years ago. Anyone in the 
vicinity should certainly try to make a 
visit to Avery Island, preferably in the 
summer, since the birds migrate to 
other climes when winter approaches. 
There is also a salt mine, and a factory 
where they turn out a typical southern 
hot sauce, guaranteed to burn a hole in 
anyone except a native Cajan. 

"I received two Christmas cards 
from unexpected sources; one from 
Brad Waltz, the able illustrator of our 
1910 Epitome, and one from Frank 
Heard, who was a tower of strength on 
the Lehigh football team which beat 
Lafayette when we were undergradu- 
ates. Unfortunately, both men failed to 
give their addresses, so my only means 
of expressing acknowledgment and 
appreciation is through the medium of 
the Bulletin." 

Jacob (Jack) Stair, Jr., '11, wrote 
us of the death of William Walters 
Merwin, class of 1910, on March 11, 
1951. He had been in good health, and 
his passing was a great shock to his 
family. We haven't heard anything 
more about Bill's death, and have been 
hoping that someone in his area would 
forward a clipping about it. 

A recent note from Raymond K. 
Stritzinger, 50 Brewster Rd., Scarsdale, 
N. Y., giving us the address of Charles 
R. Dunn as 500 14th St. N. E., % Frank 
H. Norberg Co., P. O. Box 1004, Mason 
City, Iowa. Thanks, Stritz. 

Carvill Gorman wrote us from Clear- 
water, Fla., where he is spending a 
well-earned vacation in the sunny 
state. He tells us that Harvey Pierce 
has a very interesting real estate de- 
velopment in St. Petersburg. We hope 
that Harvey will let us know in the 
near future about his many activities. 

Well, see you in June. 

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182 E. Pierrepont Ave., Rutherford, N. J. 

That famous Fortieth is getting 
nearer and nearer. On April 2, at the 
usual rendezvous, the following Leven- 
worthies met to eat and talk over our 
plans for the coming event: Don Low- 
ry, Hugh Spilsbury, Jack Dillon, Bill 
Peterman, Archie Fisher, Chris Hellen, 
Al Spooner and Ye scribe. Al came all 
the way from Bethlehem to bring us 
first hand information about the plans 
for the reunion. And Chris gave a great 
example of the REAL Lehigh spirit by 
coming in from Plainfield to meet with 
us. It was a great inspiration for the 
rest of us to have Chris there — no 
complaining, nothing but his usual 


Treasured memory to Lehigh men 

good natured self. It was a revelation 
to see him come up the street and into 
the restaurant, guided by his wonder- 
ful dog Shamus, call us all by name 
when we greeted him, and take part in 
the discussion the same as always. The 
rest of us could use some of his intes- 
tinal fortitude in meeting our prob- 
lems, seems as if. 

A later note from Al brings sad tid- 
ings — Mrs. Ralph Kempsmith died on 
April 8. The sympathy of the entire 
class goes out to Bees and his family. 

Al also advises that Jim Poft'enber- 
ger came home from the hospital 
March 17. Says he is improving and 
expects to go back to work in the near 
future. Jim says if he can drag one leg 
after the other he'll be back in June for 
our 40th. 

Once more we dig into our "histori- 
cal" files and forward the photograph 
which is reproduced herewith. Jimmy 
Mahoney was probably known to as 
many Lehigh men as any other man in 
history — men who will always treas- 
ure their memories of him. 

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P. P. & L. Co. 

Cedar & Buttonwood Sts., Hazleton, Pa. 

It is strange how fast these months 
roll 'round. I can hardly realize that it 
is again time to spill a few news items 
for 1913. 

Had a note from Leon Mart a few 
weeks ago stating that he had recently 
spent the week in Washington and had 
lunch with Bob Watson. Mart stated 
that, "It was the most pleasant exper- 
ience," and I suggest that you remind 
him to tell his "sleeve treatment" 

story to our class at its next reunion. I 
understand that this is really a good 
story, but then knowing how Bob can 
tell a story, it naturally would have to 
be good. Well, we'll jot that down on 
our agenda for the next reunion — one 
sleeve-treatment story. 

While in Los Angeles two months 
ago Mart spent some very pleasant 
moments with Herb Tice of 1913, who, 
to use Leon's words, practically "runs 
the Southern California Edison Com- 

I wonder if we all realize how rapid- 
ly that 40th reunion of ours is ap- 
proaching, and as a further reminder, 
Mart stated in closing, "You can count 
on me to be back to our 40th reunion 
and will do my best to take it up with 
the rest of the boys." That's a large 
order but I know he'll be very active 
doing just that. 

As frequently happens, just a few 
minutes before deadline Sunnie Ed- 
wards came across with a belated note. 
To it he attached a post card he had 
received from Paul Reinhold, who is 
enjoying a combination sea and air 
vacation enroute to Rio. From Rio, 
Paul intended going to Buenos Aires, 
then to San Diego, Lima, Guatemala 
and then back home to that no longer 
smoky Pittsburgh. By the time this is- 
sue reaches its readers, Paul will prob- 
ably be back in the U.S.A. ready to con- 
tinue his hobbies selling construction 
machinery, road building equipment, 
Conestoga wagons, Chinese rickshaws, 
or Pennsylvania Dutch stories, which 
he can tell in the most side-splitting 
manner. He'll be on the program at 
our 40th reunion also. 

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180 Hilton Ave., Hempstead, N. Y. 

JUNE 15-16, 1951 

Come one! Come all! Come join the 

To Bethlehem in June, this year 
To meet your friends of by-gone years 
And reminisce, or shoot the bull, 
Of times long past beyond recall 
Except by mem'ry's fading surge. 
So come and browse on campus green; 
Come join the band of Sixteens grand. 
Among the gang found gathered there 
You'll find these boys, and other, too: 
Ed Clare, Paul Ganey, Harold White, 
George Smith, Fred Ryder, Louis 

Walt Volkhardt, Laury Stem, Don 

Doc Baker, Clarence Hill, Jim Shields, 
John Snyder, Morrie Stoudt, also 
George Buckner, Rusty Mayers, too. 
So come and swell the merry bunch 

MAY. 1951 


Is Old Equipment Cutting Your Production? 




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check every process in your plant against 
the newest Allis-Chalmers equipment. 
He'll present facts and figures . . . show 
you how modern Allis-Chalmers equip- 
ment can help increase your production, 
lower your unit costs and improve your 

Call your A-C Sales Office or write to 
Allis-Chalmers, Milwaukee 1, Wisconsin. 

Circle and Equiseal are Allis-Chalmers trademarks. 

One of the Big Three in Electric 
Power Equipment — Biggest of All 
in Range of Industrial Products. 

Dry Type Transformer 

Brings full voltage to the load center. Saves 
copper, saves costs, increases production. 
Light in weight and easy to install, they 
require no vaults or other special protec- 
tion. May be installed on bracket on 
machine, on wall or on rack overhead. 

Induction Heater 

Cuts heat treating, soldering, brazing, an- 
nealing costs. Fast, clean, saves floor space, 
can be integrated into production line, 
improves product quality. Companion 
dielectric heater heats non-conducting ma- 
terial, cures glue joints and preheats plastics. 

"Circle" Gyratory Sifter 

Eliminates conventional screen box. Light 
weight all-metal construction and dynamic 
balancing reduce vibration. Unit does not 
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braced foundation. Less weight means less 
power is required. 

Process Pump 

Process Pump with Equiseal stuffing box 
eliminates leakage on suction heads to fif- 
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pumped cannot ruin packing and shaft 
sleeve. Pump will not leak while operat- 
ing even with packing removed. 




And make rare June days rarer still 
By spending one with friends of yore. 
Appropriate coincidence 
The day of days is June Sixteen! 

el™* *t t9t7 


Koppers Co. Inc., Kearny, N. J. 

Saturday, March 10, Mrs. C and I 
went to Bethlehem, using as an excuse 
the fact that I couldn't hear the broad- 
cast of the wrestling from Penn State 
on our home radio. Pop Lytle wanted 
me to go to State College but I can't 
get around with those young fellows. 
So I went to Jacksonian Beach, right 
next to Station WGPA, which was the 
only station that broadcast the wres- 
tling. So I really got close enough to 
hear it. That is, I could have heard it 
if I could have kept some of those 
"lugs" quiet. Actually, I might just as 
well have stayed home. It's Sunday 
noon and I don't know yet who won. 
Between Frank Boyle and Penn State 
McNamara I'm practically deaf today. 

One could write a hook about some 
of the characters we know in Bethle- 
hem. I think of two whom I knew when 
they tolerated each other in places like 
McBride's Drug Store or at Mike Ry- 
an's desk in Police Headquarters, but 
that's about all. Both of them were, 
and are, good newspaper men. And 
they're good friends of mine. On March 
16 the Irishman blossomed out with 
the green necktie and I asked him 
what the big idea was and he told me, 
"I put it on this morning so if I get 
drunk tonight I'll have it on tomor- 

row." The Dutchman couldn't figure 
it out. He makes so many mistakes in 
his numbers that he couldn't figure 
what March 17 was all about. 

At any rate, this month's effort was 
kept clear of all you presidents, vice 
presidents, etc., and was devoted main- 
ly to some who work — good Lehigh 
men even though they never went to 
the place five minutes as students. 

We saw Sam and Mrs. Fishburn at 
the Hotel Bethlehem. I can't help but 
enthuse about Sam's young appear- 
ance and his pep. Sam told me that 
Chennie is all right too. That Bethle- 
hem climate has been good to both of 
them — both swell guys. 

J. J. Martin became vice president in 
charge of operations for Claymont 
Steel Corp., Claymont, Del. Good luck, 

You just can't keep the executives 
out of here, I guess. As long as you 
stay out of the obituary column it'll be 
all right. 

^*w ^ f9fZ 


lExeter Road, Short Hills, N. J. 

This was planned to bring everyone 
up to date regarding the activities of 
the illustrious ten E.E.'s of 1918 but 
Fritch got the itch to write about com- 
munications engineers of 191S (see 
March issue) and then there were sev- 
en. C. C. Lu is presumably still in 
China, hence unavailable, then there 
were six. Regaining these estimable 


Machinery For 
Rubber Industry 




gentlemen the following is gleaned di- 
rectly by mail, or if they didn't answer 
my letters they have nobody to blame 
but themselves for what is printed. 

The Bureau of Missing Persons in- 
forms us they have finally caught up 
with one R. D. Bean after all these 
years. He wasn't in South Africa as 
was reported, but is vice president in 
charge of engineering at Signal Engi- 
neering and Manufacturing Co., 154 
W. 14th St., New York. With his wife 
and 16-year-old daughter he has been 
living at Red Bank, N. J. for the past 
five years. In common with all E.E.'s 
of 1918 he has young ideas; witness 
the fact that he takes piano lessons 
while he isn't busy with the technical 
aspects of signals and relays. 

Not a peep out of Gordon F. Jones. 
However, sources usually considered 
reliable say that he is busy working on 
an improved version of his "Once there 
were two bugs" story for the 1943 re- 

Silence also from Dr. N. R. Munkel- 
witz of Sayville. Long Island. We heard 
indirectly that he is offering special 
rates on China Clippers for members 
of 1918 who have just been clipped by 
the Internal Revenue Department. 

A most interesting letter was re- 
ceived from George R. Lawall, 1260 
Huntington Turnpike, Bridgeport IS, 
Conn., written while he was recovering 
from an attack of the grippe which 
"started with a bronchial irritation, 
worked upwards into laryngitis and 
thence to my head where there is plen- 
ty of spare room." Indicative of these 
great open spaces, George is preparing 
a book on Quality Control Techniques 
for training use at the General Electric 
Plant at Bridgeport. Under the head- 
ing of 'news' he mentions a visit from 
the McGalliards during the summer, 
but said nothing about being awak- 
ened from a mid-afternoon snooze be- 
cause of it. In connection with that 
visit your correspondent can report 
that the Lawalls' 15-year-old daugh- 
ter. Joan, is a leading candidate for the 
Daughters of 1918 Beauty Contest. She 
is quite the outdoor type who, George 
writes, isn't sure whether she'd rather 
have a stable full of horses or be a 
major league pitcher. 

No recent word from Homer I. Moll, 
outstanding citizen of Hamburg, Pa. 
Both of the Molls' daughters (Ruth 
and Jane) having married, the Molls 
are undoubtedly too busy with their 
grandchildren to write. Homer is dis- 
trict manager of the Hamburg and Top- 
ton Districts of the Metropolitan Edi- 
son Co., a job which keeps him plenty 
busy, but not too busy for an occasion- 
al fishing trip, attendance at numerous 
conventions at Atlantic City, Rotary 
Club affairs, running the local Luther- 

MAY. 1951 


an Church and other activities too 
numerous to list. Homer probably 
knows more about what makes the 
Berks County section of Pennsylvania 
tick than do most of its other citizens. 

No word from Homer A. Bachert, 
but if anyone encounters a heavy smog 
in the vicinity of Bethlehem, Homer 
will probably be found with his pipe 
when it clears away. 

P.S. by Buck: Nice work, Dave — 
and thanks! Here's a little "dividend" 
picked up from the Trenton Times 
which carried a picture of Merry and 
Mrs. Johnson and son Edward, about 
to board a plane for Nassau for a vaca- 
tion. As you all know, Merry is the 
N. J. State Water Commission's geol- 

The real purpose of this P.S., how- 
ever, is to get Mark Saxnian out of 
Italy where February correspondent 
Jack Beard put him. Mark's letter to 
Jack will explain(?) everything: 

"Dear Jack: 

"Just read your class of 1918 cor- 
respondence in the L. U. Alumni Bul- 
letin for February. It is a swell ar- 
ticle, lots of news, and you write very 
well, but I think I should straighten 
you out on the squib about me. Some- 
one gave you a wrong steer as I was 
not in Italy recently and, believe me, 
am not building a new steel mill there 
... I have enough trouble here. How- 
ever, your crystal ball was working 
overtime as I am going to England and 
France about May 1 and expect to be 
back the latter part of June, but not 
to build any new mills. 

"Just returned from Fort Lauder- 
dale and while there saw both Swifty 
Thomas and Budy Bepko, who live 
there. Swifty is a high-powered real 
estate operator and is still a swift guy 
after a fast buck and has never lost 
that glint in his eye. Rudy has retired 
and moved from Puerto Rico to Fort 
Lauderdale. He lives just around the 
corner from Swifty, right on the in- 
land waterway. Rudy was in a bad 
automobile accident last fall in Puerto 
Rico. He was thrown against the dash- 
board when the car hit a pole and while 
his legs were not broken, both knees 
were badly stoved and he has water on 
both of them. They are quite swollen 
and he is in bed a lot. His spirits are 
fine and he can still wisecrack the 
same as ever. Both Swifty and Rudy 
have grown moustaches and they can 
still bend a pretty good elbow. They 
both have beautiful homes and see a 
lot of each other. 

"I am sending a copy of this to Buck 
so that he can get me the hell out of 
Italy. I may be in New York next week 
and if I get a chance we might have 
lunch together. 

"Best regards. Mark." 


152 Market St., Paterson 1, N. J. 

Take a look at Time magazine of 
March 19, 1951. Under the heading 
"Cuba" you will learn how Jose (Pe- 
pin) Bosch, millionaire business man, 
became Finance Minister to help the 
government out of the red, and he did 
the job in 14 months. In that time he 
changed the condition of the treasury 
from a deficit of $18 million to a sur- 
plus of $15 million. 

How did he do it? He announced 
that everyone had to pay his income 
tax, and he made them do it, even mem- 
bers of his own family, raising collec- 
tions from $6 to $25 million. Also he 
cleaned up the kickback to contractors 

He was poison to politicos. Outraged 
legislators got up all kinds of investi- 
gating committees to harry him. Evi- 
dently tired of the politicians, he re- 
cently announced that he was quitting 
public office. Bosch has big interests in 
Bacardi rum and Latuey beer. 

Florida Cracker Buss Danzer report- 
ed that before he returned to Honolulu 
Al Yap visited him. Saw all the sights, 
Silver Springs and Norris Cattle Ranch. 
Russ threw two parties for him, one 
night for the wets and one night for 
the drys. Not a bad way to handle a 
situation, is it. Al wore his native garb 
and made a big hit with the Floridians. 

&a44 o£ 1929 


215 Poioell Lane, Upper Darby, Pa. 

JUNE 15 and 16 

Gene Burgess writes that while he 
does a considerable amount of travel- 
ing throughout the country, he meets 
almost no one from Lehigh — "a con- 
dition that disturbs me no end." So, 
come June, he's going to do something 
about it. If the labor unions will be 
reasonable for a change (Gene is direc- 
tor of industrial relations for General 
Mills) he will be with us at the re- 

In the February and March issues 
of the Bulletin of Internal Affairs of 
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ap- 
peared an article by B. D. Billinger, 
"History and Development of Pennsyl- 
vania Anthracite." It is to be hoped 
that Bob will some day see his way 
clear to gather his many historical 
writings in the chemical, metallurgical 
and industrial fields into a single vol- 

Was able to get together with Wal- 
ter March for a short visit before his 
return to South America. Walt and 

his family get up here at about three- 
year intervals but due to the necessity 
of coinciding with their sons' "summer 
vacation" the visits are always at the 
beginning of the year. The boys, 14 and 
13, attend "The Grange," a boarding 
school modeled after the English "pub- 
lic school," with a combined English 
and Chilean faculty. Walter and I talk- 
ed of all the '21 Miners and many 
others, particularly Jock Marshall and 
Ted Estes of '20. There being few of 
us in that part of the world, Walt rare- 
ly sees a Lehigh man except Douglas 
Dunbar, '15 and his son of '49 and, in- 
frequently, Tom Leighton. 

Norm Merkel starts off — "Could you 
take a lap around the track in 1.5 4 
now? I couldn't." Huh, Merk, I would- 
n't even start! Norm continues, "In 
1947 I became plant manager and sales 
supervisor of the Allentown branch of 
Supplee-Wills-Jones. The next year I 
sold my interest in the two drug stores 
which a boyhood pal and I organized 
in 1922." As with most of us, Merk's 
family is grown, the youngest gradu- 
ating from Johns-Hopkins this year. It 
seems that, like myself, Norm is more 
fortunate than Mike Schrader, who is 
stimied by his son's graduation at Exe- 
ter, so he can have his graduation and 
his reunion, too. We're sure going to 
miss Mike on the 16th! 

Still in Milwaukee, but at a new ad- 
dress, Paul Power writes from 2S15 S. 
Delaware Ave., Milwaukee 7, "I wish 
I could tell you I will return for the 
30th, but 'it's just too long a walk'." 
We will all regret not having Doc with 
us and will hope to see him at the 3 5th. 

John Bigby of Spartanburg, S. C. 
writes that he fears it will be impos- 
sible for him to attend but will show 
up if he can for "it has been at least 
ten years since I was at Lehigh." John 
does not see many Lehigh men except 
his cousin, George Connors, '22, who 
is with the Martin Co. in Baltimore. 

Because the issue date of the June 
Bulletin is too late for delivery before 
the 15th, this is my last chance to re- 
port on our attendance prospects. As 
of today — April 10 — there are 3 6 men 
who have made their reservation or 
told me they are planning to attend: 
Baver, Bevan, Billinger, Gene Burgess, 
Childs, Comey, Dyer, Farrington, Flei- 
scher, Good, Mac Hall, Heiligman, Her- 
riiigton, Hicks, Hinchman, Hollenback, 
Jim and Mike Huebner, Locke, Mad- 
dox, Merkel, Al Miller, Eb Morgan, 
Newell, Norr, Pfeiffer, Pursel, Bhein- 
frank, Boche, Shipherd, Steiner, Weiss, 
Widinyer, Balph Wilson, Wolle and 
Y'eide. About 30 more are, I think, in 
some degree possibilities: Bailey, Bar- 
thold, Bowden, the Ohristmans, Daven- 
port, Eshbach, Ettleman, Frain, Gar- 
rett, Garrigues, Griswold, Hess, Lewers, 



Loeser, Maraspin, Frank Morgan, No- 
lan, Rathbone, Rice, Riebe, Ritchie, 
Roy, Savaria, Schofer, Walter Scott, 
Wahnsley, Willard and Woodring. 

There are many others of course, that 
I'm still working on but I've stuck my 
neck out far enough now. Looks, how- 
ever, as though we have a fair chance 
of hitting fifty. 

Schrader says, "Tell everyone to 
send in his check early, so we can make 
definite arrangements. We are practi- 
cally ready for the reunion right now. 
All we need is the dough." 

See you all June 15. 

<?&W4 oj t922 


15 Lowell PI., West Orange, N. J. 

Jack Killmer asked me to serve on 
our class committee in the Alumni 
Fund campaign and to handle our class 
letter in the May Bulletin. This all hap- 
pened in August 1950. When Jack told 
me my deadline was April 11, 1951 I 
surely thought I would gather all in- 
formation and get it in weeks in ad- 
vance of my deadline. However, here 
it is April 10, 19 51 and my wife and 
I are sojourning at the Caribe Hilton, 
San Juan, Puerto Rico, celebrating our 
25th anniversary — so I'm making my 
deadline as do all reporters. 

The group assigned to me consisted 
of: Roy Allen, K. C. Be (C. C. Ma.), 
Joe Boltz, A. E. Dvorschak, E. E. De- 
Turk, E. D. Gillespie, P. C. Huber, Jim 
Job, George Borch, Lies Ricketts, Carl 
Schneider, AV. F. Tait and P. L. Terry. 

Before I left on my trip, which start- 
ed March 29 and winds up April 24, I 
was able to reach Joe Boltz, C. C. Ma, 
Les Ricketts and "Gillie" Gillespie, al- 
though I tried to reach the others with- 
out any success. 

Joe Boltz is vice prsident of Heidrit- 
ter Lumber Co. of Elizabeth, N. J. He 
is quite active in civic affairs and is a 
director of the Y.M.C.A. Among other 
things he is a big game hunter, "deer" 
being his specialty. He tells me he 
bagged two in Nova Scotia and one in 
New Hampshire last year. He has one 
daughter, Dorothy, age 11. I can't 
write about Joe without speaking of 
his trombone. He still plays it for his 
own amusement and at church func- 

K. C. Be (C. C. Ma) — C. C. lives in 
Leonia, N. J., and operates Java Food 
Products Corp. at Jersey City which 
makes Java Wings, an hors d'oeuvres 
specialty. He brought several jars to a 
recent meeting of the Lehigh Club of 
Northern New Jersey and a few days 
ago they had them at a cocktail party 
at the Caribe Hilton. He has three sons 
and one daughter — Stanley, 2 5, Allen, 
19, Edwin, 16 and Sally, 6. Stanley 

attended Lehigh and is now in Java to 
get married. Allen is a junior at Le- 
high, Edwin has a scholarship at Rut- 
gers, and Sally is in the kindergarten. 

"Gillie" Gillespie manages the soap 
department of Armour & Co., North 
Bergen, N. J. He has two children — 
David, 17, who plans on entering Rut- 
gers to take a course in dairy farming, 
and Jacqueline, 20, who is completing 
a course in nursing. He is making plans 
to attend our 30th reunion. 

Les Ricketts is vice president of 
Worthington Pump Co. in charge of 
manufacturing. His job takes him all 
over the country where he meets many 
of our classmates. He recently saw Bill 
Bowler, who is with Pure Oil Co. in 
Chicago, and "Pottie" Potts who is 
with Armour & Co. ; Ed Dovvling at 
Buffalo, Doc Rogers, and Jake Gerlach 
who is in business for himself in Cin- 
cinnati. He tells me that he sees 
"Buck" Tait, who is a vice president 
of Public Service Co. in Newark, fre- 

Les is a director of East Orange Gen- 
eral Hospital and has a son, Les Jr., 
age 10. We have something else in 
common — our wives being alumnae of 
Cornell active in the Cornell Women's 
Club of Northern New Jersey. My 
younger daughter Alice is now a fresh- 
man at Cornell. My older daughter, 
Joan, graduated from Penn State in 
1949 and is now married. 

I recently met "Al" Gross at Easton, 
Pa., and saw George Swing on the run 
at Trenton. George is quite active in 
civic affairs. 

Jack Killmer advises me that our 
class contributions to the Alumni Fund 
are not too good. I don't know whether 
I sent in my own check but will verify 
and do so when I get back. Let's make 
it a real gift this year. 

I am now ready for my swim. Hope 
to see many of you in June. 

&*&& of 7923 


3001 Hickory Rd., Homewood, 111. 

Either my continual nagging or a 
change in heart has brought me much 
news for this issue. Some of it good, 
some of it bad. 

I received a letter from George Desh 
advising me that he is not having too 
much success in getting donations for 
the Alumni Fund. So take heed, ye 
stragglers, and write to George, at- 
taching your checks. Enclosed with 
George's letter was a clipping telling 
of the death of S. H. Thatcher, class of 
'3 0. I know that many of you did not 
know Tip. However, he and I were 
raised together and practically lived 
with each other during the early years 
of our life, and I certainly want to 

take this opportunity to extend my 
deepest sympathy to his good wife 
Betty and to his mother. Tip was em- 
ployed by the Koppers Coke Company. 

Last month I received a very inter- 
esting letter from F. S. "Shep" Cor- 
nell who, as I mentioned before, is 
manager of the water heater division 
of the A. O. Smith Co. of Kankakee. 
In this letter he advised me that on 
March 20 Mr. J. M. Floyd, also a Le- 
high man and executive vice president 
of the A. O. Smith Co., announced that 
Shep was promoted to group executive 
with the responsibility for the Kanka- 
kee Water Heater Division, Toledo 
Heating Division, and Eastern Motor 
Division. Shep will continue to make 
his headquarters in Kankakee, and I 
assure you that if any of you are in 
that vicinity you will receive a most 
cordial welcome from Shep. 

Another classmate, Dave Werner, 
whom we mentioned in an earlier is- 
sue, has been working with Anaconda 
in Charlotte, N. C. I am taking the 
liberty of quoting you Dave's letter 
in its entirety. 

"Was delighted to hear about 
Charlie Derrick's promotion — it 
couldn've happened to a nicer fel- 

"Did you know Ed Snyder is Mr. 
Kilowatt winning first prize for es- 
timating total 1950 KWH consump- 
tion in a national contest? Full de- 
tails and pictures are available 
through Electrical World — a Mc- 
Graw Hill publication. 

"I haven't written as I promised 
to do, for the reason that I was 
somewhat in suspense. When I wrote 
before, we had four daughters in 
our family and — at long last — we 
have a Lehigh prospect — a D.T.W. 
Jr. born December 29, 1950 — B.I.T. 
D.L. (Before Income Tax Dead 
Line). We call him Deduction No. 7 
for short. A small wager is placed 
that he is the youngest son of 1923. 
Do I hear any takers? 

"Through the kindness of one Er- 
nie Baker, '24, he is sporting a suit 
— Lehigh '73 embroidered on the 
shirt. Ernie is just a young fellow 
who has two lovely daughters, and 
he's now enthused about rounding 
out his lineage. 

"Due to unforseen circumstances 
I haven't seen Stan Webb, but al- 
most every other insurance man in 
North Carolina has called, since the 
birth of our son. I hope to see Stan 
soon, in Ashville. 

"Since I've been with Anaconda 
(19 27) living in Connecticut, New 
York, Philadelphia, Washington, D. 
C. and Charlotte, N. C, I can truth- 
fully say that people in this area 

World's longest single belt conveyor... 

Link-Belt engineered throughout — transfer 
house (left center), washery (top right), blend- 
ing bins (background). 

In washery — one of two Link-Belt Air- 
Pulsated Washers, Aeropoised-cont rolled. 

River and rail loading station is Link-Belt 
throughout including by-pass conveyor, barge 

. . . engineered and built by LINK-BELT 

Another example of how LINK-BELT 
fulfills complete unified responsibility 

Here's the assignment National Mines Corp., Morgantown, 
W. Va., handed Link-Belt — 

Move coal over two miles from preparation plant to river 
and rail loading station — through rough country — at the 
lowest overall cost per ton. Thorough analysis of all factors 
determined that the best solution was a belt conveyor in a 
tunnel — through mountainous terrain, under forests, roads 
and streams. To eliminate intermediate transfers, heavy 
machinery and power wiring in the tunnel, it was decided 
to build the conveyor in a single flight. 

The result — today that 10,900-foot "highway" is the 
world's longest single belt conveyor. It transports 216 tons 
of coal per hour on Link-Belt standardized Series 100 Idlers 

— is driven through Link-Belt Enclosed Gear Drives, Bear- 
ings and terminal machinery. 

But that's only part of Link-Belt's over-all responsibility. 
Complete blending and coal preparation plants — engi- 
neered and built by Link-Belt — clean and wash 4" x 0" 
coal. And at the river, the barge and rail loading station 
carries the Link-Belt name. 

Big or small — car dumping, cleaning, sizing, conveying, 
refuse disposal — Link-Belt has the right answer for each. 
Draw on the broad experience of Link-Belt engineers. 

LINK-BELT COMPANY: Chicago 9. Philadelphia 40, Pittsburgh 13, 

Wilkes-Barre, Huntington 9, W. Va.. Louisville 2, Denver 2, Kansas City 8. 

Mo., Cleveland 15, Indianapolis 6. Detroit 4. Birmingham 3, St. Louis 1, 

Seatde 4, Toronto 8, Springs (South Africa). 12.230 



Harold S. Pierce, '01, 

C. W. Lotz, '06 

T. W. Matchett, 'SI 

Morris B. Uhrich, 'SS 
Thomas Linton, 'SJi 
George E. Baker, '35 

Clifton S. Merkert, '1,0 
John A. Mather, '1*8 
Wallace C. Kendall, '1,1 

Robert M. Bowman, '1,2 
Robert B. Holland, '4S 
Carl R. Brandt, '1,1 

Charles B. Bosserman,Jr.,'lt7 
Donald W. Tarbell, 'MR 



really live better than in any other 
area I have seen. The climate is 
wonderful. While I'm in sales work, 
it's like visiting friends instead of 
calling on customers. 

"You can live in the suburbs and 
still be in the office in ten minutes — 
no subways, crowded trains, etc. Let 
me recommend it to our classmates, 
and there is plenty of opportunity 
here. About 50% of the popula- 
tion in Charlotte are transplanted 
Dam-Yankees who like it. 

"Can you get John Kreisel's ad- 
dress for me? Understand he is with 
a candy company in New England. 
I would like to drop him a line." 
From the alumni office I received 
the news that Rod Beck, who has been 
with Alcoa since graduation, has been 
made manager of sales for the Alumi- 
num Co. of America for the Kansas 
City office. Congratulations to Rod 
from one and all. 

Lou Jacobsen, mentioned in an earli- 
er issue, is still residing in California. 
His home address is 10S Buenavista 
Drive, Fullerton, Calif. 

Another notice from the alumni of- 
fice advises me of the death of John 
Francis Conlin, Jr. John died February 
4, 1951, and I extend sincere sympathy 
to his family. 

Since there are only two (2) more 
issues of the Bulletin for this year, 
will you be so generous as to con- 
tinue to pour in the news to me so 
that I may continue this column in the 
manner in which it should be done? 

gut* of t925 


Box 25 
Washington Crossing, Bucks County, Pa. 

The following story, and the only 
news this month, comes from the Beth- 
lehem paper. 

"Word was received here today that 
the University of Taranto, Italy, had 
bestowed a degree of honorary doctor 
of music upon Joseph Ricapito, direc- 
tor of music in the Bethlehem public 
schools. Award of the degree was made 
in absentia and the honor comes to 
the Bethlehem man 'in appreciation of 
excellent work in the field of music 
in America.' 

"Dr. Ricapito has been active in 
community affairs for a quarter of a 
century. In his association with musi- 
cal activities he was the organizer of 
three bands. As a student of Lehigh, 
from which he was graduated as a 
bachelor of arts, he organized the Le- 
high Band which has represented the 
school since 192 4. 

"Ricapito came to study at Lehigh 

after a course in the Germany Gym- 
nasium in Foggia, Italy, the land of 
his birth. Further study and research 
in instrumental music was carried out 
at Temple University and the Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania. Since then he 
has organized the Bethlehem High 
School band and the Municipal Band 
of Bethlehem, both of which he con- 
ducts . . . 

"Previously he was director of the 
Marine Band in Allentown. He is as- 
sociated with the Professional Music 
Teachers Association, Pennsylvania 
Bandmasters Association, national and 
state Music Supervisors Association, 
the American Federation of Musicians 
as past president, Pennsylvania State 
Education Association, Pennsylvania 
Music Education Association and 
Schoolmen's Club. 

"He is also an honorary Kiwanian 
and past president of the Sertoma Club 
and member of the Italian Abbruzzesi 

"He is married to the former Miss 
Anna Castellucci of Bethlehem and 
resides at 316 E. Third Street. The 
couple has four children: the Rev. 
Anthony Ricapito, a priest stationed in 
Easton; Sister Joseph Annetta, a mu- 
sic teacher of the order of St. Joseph; 
Joseph Ricapito, Jr., 21, who has pass- 
ed his physical examination for induc- 
ton into the Army and until recently 
a Lehigh University student, and a 
daughter, Anna Maria, at home. 

"The recipient of the honor last 
summer visited Italy and relatives in 

Congratulations from all of us, Joe. 
That's nice going. 

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20 Elm St., Great Neck, L. I., N. Y. 


Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa. 

JUNE 15 & l(i 

During March I went to Philadel- 
phia early several Saturday mornings 
to visit the University of Pennsylvania 
School of Medicine in order to lecture 
there to the senior medical students 
on Environmental Sanitation. After- 
wards I had the pleasure of lunching 
with Miriam and Joe Jackson. 

Doc Henry's Christmas Card to 
Johnny Maxwell showed his children 
(Doc's) portraying the Adoration of 
the Magi. Because of the infant in the 
manger I guess one should congratu- 
late the Henrys. Please send the alum- 
ni office the latest vital statistics, Doc. 

A postcard that I received in Janu- 
ary from Frank Kear stated that the 

consulting engineering firm of Kear 
and Kennedy had changed its Wash- 
ington, D. C, address from 1703 K 
Street, N. W., to 1302 18th Street, 
N. W., telephone Hudson 9000. 

It is a sad job to remove a name 
from the card file because there is no 
known address. Does anyone know the 
address of Carl Eniil (Red) Walter? 
Johnny Maxwell wrote that Edwin 
Richman cannot be located. He used 
to work for the Brooklyn Edison Co., 
but he hasn't been there for at least 
five years. Does anyone know where 
Ed is now? 

You will read this column before our 
Silver Anniversary Reunion, June 15 
and 16, and it will not be too late to 
make plans to attend it. Also, it will 
not be too late to make a contribution 
to the $2,600 class gift to Lehigh. 
We must have 100% representation 
in this fund. "Number of Donors, 100 
%"! You won't spoil our chance for 
100% just because your contribution 
may have to be less than $25.00, will 


To date seventy-odd members of 
Lehigh's greatest class have indicated 
their intention of further embellish- 
ing Lehigh's beautiful campus on 
Alumni Day by their presence. Here 
they are: 

Moe Ambler, Ed Andrew, George 
Bachman, Johnny Barnes, Dav Bell, 
Ralph Best, John Bissinger, Louie 
Bond, Nels Bond, Gus Brown, Dave 
Buell, Russ Burgess, Ed Chew (and 
son). Bill Cottman, Bill DeWitt, Bob 
Dunn (and son), Bill Dwyer, Sterl 
Eagleton, Lew Elliott, Al Evans, Ed 
Faga, Fouch (and son), Leo Fraivillig 
(and son, age 10), Bob Freeman, Mike 
Harris, Don Heath, Jerry (Howard) 
Hess, Ken Hoffman, Joe Hunter, Lou- 
ie Huyette, Joe Jackson, AI Jennings 
(and son, maybe), Frank Kear (and 
son), Bill Laramy, Jimmy LeVan, Bob 
Linck (and son), Harry Lister, Shorty 
Long (and sons), AValt McCullough, 
Neil MeCormick, Alden McFarlan (and 
sons ) , Mac McGoldrick, Johnny Max- 
well, Fritz Mercur, Mickey Miller, Sandy 
Morrison (and sons), Jack Olwine 
(and son, maybe), Milt Osbom (and 
son), Steve Paliska, Pat Perry, Red 
Rich, Jack Roberts, Hughie Robinson, 
Tom Robinson, George Sail, Frank 
Schnhle, Vic Schwimmer, Wilson Scott, 
Sam Scrivener, Jack Shartle, Gilbert 
Smith, Gus Spiehler, Andy Stofan, Mil- 
lard Stofflet, (Rev.) Jack Travis (and 
family), Emerson Walters, George 
Wilmot, Charlie Zug. 

Then here's another list of possi- 
bilities, potentialities or hopefuls — 
Arnold Bayard, Fred Beck, Bruce Bish- 
op, Bud Corson (and son), Lloyd Dan- 
cy, Loris Dutt, John Earle, Bob Foun- 

MAY, 1951 


They asked me . . . 

Can you make 
the grade? 



Because I wanted a business of my own with no lid on 
earnings, I left a sales manager's job at the age of 40 to 
go into life insurance. But like anyone entering a new 
field, I wondered whether I could make the grade. 

There are some who think I did make it*. In any 
event, many have asked me how best to get a good start 
in life insurance selling. 

Most important, I'd say, is to choose a company 
that wants to be sure you will make the grade — that 
(1) screens applicants carefully, and (2) thoroughly fits 
a new man for a successful career. 

These two factors (plus a plan that supports you 
while you are just learning) are leading many ambitious 
younger men to New England Mutual today. The com- 
pany gives each man three separate screening tests before 
taking him on. Just being able to pass those tests gives 
you confidence. 

My own education began immediately and continued 
for several years while I was working. It goes about like 
this. First comes basic training in your agency, combin- 
ing theory and field work. After selling insurance for a 
few months, you qualify for the comprehensive Home 
Office course given in Boston, with all expenses paid by 
your general agent and the company. 

Next you'll take up Coordinated Estates — the pro- 
fessional approach to selling and servicing life insurance. 
Then, as you are ready for it, comes Advanced Under- 
writing, which covers business uses of life insurance, and 
relates insurance to wills, trusts, and estate planning, 
and to taxation problems — income, estate and inherit- 

ance. I jumped into this as soon as I could, and found 
it of tremendous help in dealing with business and per- 
sonal cases involving substantial amounts of insurance. 

Your final step, although I happened to take mine 
pretty early in the game, will be to study for your CLU 
designation, which is comparable to the CPA in account- 
ing. You will profit from this study, as I have, and from 
the company's regular bulletins on new tax and estate 
laws suggesting valuable sales applications. 

From experience I know a man can get ahead faster 
in a company with a sound training program. A thou- 
sand New England Mutual fieldmen from here to Hono- 
lulu will testify to this. 

Finally, I know I've done better in life insurance than 
I might have in my former work. There are a great 
many other New England Mutual representatives who 
have done at least as well or a lot better than I've done. 
I'm glad to have the opportunity to tell the story for them. 


*Life and Qualifying member — Jlit/ion Dollar Bound Table 
Life and Qualifying member — New England Mutual Leaders' Assn. 

For more information about thorough training courses that raise 
incomes and build successful careers, write Mr. H. C. Chaney, 
Director of Agencies, 501 Boylston St., Boston 17, Massachusetts. 


These Lehigh University men are New England Mutual representatives: 

Dean Carey, '31, Wilkes-Barre 

David Marks, Jr., C.L.U., '32, Cen. Agt., New York City 

Robert E. Goodman, '42, New York 

They can give you expert counsel on uniquely liberal and flexible New England Mutual life insurance that's tailored to fit your family's needs. 



tain (and son), Art Fulton, Bud Glenn, 
Slim Griesemer, Elbert Griffenberg, 
Chuck Hess, George Hood, Hartland 
Law, Lou McLean, Ed Meyers, Louie 
Meurer, Bill Miller, Bill Murray (and 
son), Morris Pease, Clif Prcsbrey, Bill 
Rodgers, Hungry Schmidt, Bob Schoen- 
feldt, Phil Shaheen, Cord Snyder, Bill 
Swindells, Frank Travis, Bill Washing- 
ton, Benny Weinstein. 

These two lists add up to a hun- 
dred, which is still below what we 
ought to have. Let's try to shove it 
above this mark. The phrase, "The 
more the merrier," probably originat- 
ed in connection with class reunions. 
We have plans for a big time, so don't 
miss it, even i£ you can make it for 
just the one day. Why not team up 
with some other guys in your general 
neighborhood to come back. If you 
don't know who they are write or 
phone Johnny Maxwell — that's what 
we're "paying" him for. 

Here are some gleanings from re- 
union correspondence and contacts: 

George Bachman (maybe it should 
have another "n" on the end, but it 
didn't used to when we were in col- 
lege) took time out this past year from 
his strenuous duties as head of his big 
contracting firm in Camden, N. J., to 
run the Philadelphia Lehigh Club, and 
we understand it enjoyed one of its 
most successful years. 

Johnny Barnes up in Buffalo says 
he'll see us in June. 

Fred Beck, with the United Gas 
Pipe Line Co. in Shreveport, La., has 
the misfortune to attend a convention 
at Skytop Lodge up in the Poconos (if 
that can be considered as such) just 
two weeks before our shindig and he 
doesn't see how he can stretch the 
convention out that long. Very incon- 
siderate of them not to arrange the 
convention closer to June 15 and 16. 
But he hasn't given up hope. 

Dav Bell hasn't said so in so many 
words, but it is taken for granted 
he'll be back as usual. Incidentally, 
he has moved back to the old family 
homestead at SOS Devonshire St., 
Pittsburgh 13. 

The same applies to Ralph Best in 
Warren, Ohio; that is, the part about 
coming back, not the family home- 
stead deal. 

To the question about whether he 
would be back in June, Bruce Bishop 
replied in his customary brief gut- 
tural tones, "Maybe." 

Johnny Bissinger stopped at Lehigh 
recently to get his son in college for 
next fall, and paid up his $2 5 Alumni 
Fund assessment. 

Nels Bond has persuaded Ken Smi- 
ley, now vice-president of the Univer- 
sity, erstwhile English professor and 


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assistant dean in our time, to tell us 
about the college at our reunion din- 
ner. Don't worry, Ken is entirely amen- 
able to the situation and if some of 
the lads are too boisterous to permit 
his speaking, that'll be okay with 
him. Nels wants to devote our $2 600 
to the purchase of a halfback, but 
several lads chipped in something ex- 
tra for that purpose anyway. 

Gus Brown, the proud father of our 
class baby, Donald, who is slated to 
be graduated this June, will be on 
hand, of course, and with Don around 
too, we hope. Gus had another son at 
Lehigh too, but he is now in the serv- 
ice, following on the footsteps of Don, 
who was in the Navy. 

Stuart Depuy, one of our Chemicals 
who hasn't been heard from for a long 
time, was found running a Lucas Paint 
Agency right on the White Horse Pike, 
in Berlin, N. J., where he also has an 
avocation of raising collies. Stu spends 
his "spare time" working for Sherwin- 
Williams in Paulsboro or somewhere 
in that general vicinity. He doesn't 
hold much hope for getting back be- 
cause Saturdays in June are his busiest 

Bill DeWitt is one of a large gang 
in northern Jersey who will be on hand 
as usual. 

Just heard from Lew Elliott in Fair 
Lawn, N. J., that he'll be on hand 
with us. 

Al Evans expects to come back from 
Cresson, Pa., out in the soft coal area 
around Pittsburgh. 

Fouch and Frank Kear, along with 
other members of the Friday evening 
dinner (buffet) stunt committee, have 
been doing a lot of work in that di- 
rection and their efforts have crystal- 
lized in a memento that you'll want 
at least one of, but you gotta' come 
back to get it. And of course Fouch 
and Frank will be on hand; in fact 
they are both beating the bushes in 
their respective areas (as if there was 
any such vegetation in the vicinity of 
Broad St., New York) to enlighten oth- 
er constituents on the desirability of 
hoisting 'em with us in June. 

Now don't get the idea from the 
above that anything like a brawl is 
contemplated, because we have a lot 
of teetotalers in our midst including 
such notables as Nels, Louie Huyette 
and Joe Hunter, all of whom are ex- 
pected (not "expecting"). 

Leo Fraivillig is starting his Lehigh 
missionary work early, signing up his 
10-year-old lad for a place in our 

Need a job or a better one? See Bob 
Freeman, who is running his own em- 
ployment agency in Camden along with 
aptitude testing, vocational guidance, 
etc. He'll be back on the 16th. 

MAY. 1951 


Dave Buell is expected down from 
Providence and vicinity. Incidentally, 
we have only four or five representa- 
tives in the general vicinity of Boston 
and it looks like they are all heading 
toward Bethlehem come June 15. 
Hughie Robinson will be here, of 
course, and Don Heath was finally 
heard from. And McGoldrick will be 
down, probably to play some golf. He 
admits that he has the distinction of 
being the only left hander who has 
scored a hole in one on the Oyster Har- 
bor course. That may not be the cor- 
rect name for the course, but it's as 
near as we could come, considering 
his writing. He's in the transportation 
business, so when you get hung up 
behind one of those traveling freight 
cars, some sunny Sunday, just include 
him in your expletives. Wish we could 
get a rise out of Honey Lewin, or even 
find him, for sure. 

Russ Burgess in Old Greenwich, 
Conn., and Pat Perry down in Ard- 
more, suburb of Philly, are planning 
to team up at the reunion. Since you 
remember them both as ATO's, could 
be a resumption of room-mating a 
quarter of a century ago. 

Heard from Hank Carmichael down 
in Virginia. He didn't commit himself 
about coming north, but why shouldn't 
we expect him. 

Ed Chew, a neighbor of George 
Bachman's generally speaking, living 
in Haddonfield and working for a 
utility in that area, will be back along 
with his son, Ed Jr., a sophomore. No 
doubt Peg (Mrs. Chew) will be along, 
since she is a native Bethlehemite. 
There is no particular distinction in 
this nativity, because at least a quarter 
of the class was hooked by Lehigh 
Valley damsels and some of them, 
like Johnny and Charley Zug, were 
kept right in Bethlehem, presumably 
for the rest of their lives. 

Bud Corson, mayor or something of 
Cape May Court House, N. J., seems 
to be a very reticent individual when 
it comes to correspondence, but we 
are counting on him since his son, 
Bud Jr., is also slated to receive his 
sheepskin this June. 

Bill Cottman is expected up from 
Washington, along with Frank Kear, 
Sam Scrivener, Sterl Eagleton and Clif 
Presbrey, we hope. And there's no rea- 
son why Paul Anderson and Joe Bach- 
man shouldn't come along. Joe, as a 
native Allentonian, should certainly 
bestir himself in this direction. 

All Christmas rushes aren't con- 
fined to Christmas and department or 
variety stores. You should have seen 
Griffenberg's Reynolds Candy Co. 
establishment in Wilmington on the 
day before Easter. Yes, you could have 
finally gotten into the place, but we 


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gentler male sexers just didn't stand 
a chance to get anything for the kid- 
dies or missus. Maybe it's unfair to 
make such a statement, because Griff 
saw to it that one of our wives was 
well provided for with Easter candy. 
Griff is more or less obliged to attend 
a candy manufacturers' convention in 
Chicago early in June so he doesn't 
know whether he can pry himself loose 
from his business again on the 16th. 
Griff has a son who is a junior at Wil- 

Mike Harris has just built himself a 
grand new home down in Langhorne 
(suburb of Philadelphia.) His two 
daughters are attending George School, 
up the road a piece. Mrs. Mike has the 
right idea. She wants no part of Le- 
high reunions and is only too glad to 
have Mike come up by himself. He is 
a lawyer practicing in both Philadel- 
phia and Langhorne and among other 
things is an attorney for Strawbridge 
and Clothier, so don't let your charge 
account with that outfit get overdue or 
you'll have him in your hair, and he 
appears a lot tougher than the mild 
mannered chap we recall in college. 

Joe Hunter has his own insurance 
business right on York Road in Abing- 
ton and is very much interested in this 
whole alumni business. He passed 
along a very thoughtful and illumin- 
ating article by Judge Harold Medina 
given to a group of alumni leaders at 
Princeton, so we'll pass along some of 
it later when space permits. 

Jumping down to near the end of 
the alphabet, we find Rev. Jack Travis, 
pastor of Trinity Church in Potsdam, 
N. Y. who plans to make a real occasion 
of it and come down here on Thursday 

with his entire family, which includes 
a prospective Lehigh student for a year 
or so hence. 

Bob Linck (and son) will be with us. 
As chairman of the speakers and 
guests for our Saturday night dinner, 
Bob has lined up a number of our old 
friends, including several members of 
the faculty who "were in college" with 
us, INCLUDING Sergeant (now Cap- 
tain retired) Lavin. He's also working 
on "Major" Lang, now Brig. Gen. Lang, 
retired, and "Looie" Jesse Graham of 
hansom cab and other unprintable ex- 
pressions, who is now a colonel, some- 
where in Europe at latest advices. 

Harry Lister, mayor of Rockville 
Center and automobile baron extra- 
ordinary, says he'll be back to explain 
how it feels to be a politico. 

"Prof" Shorty Long, our class mem- 
ber and not former chemistry profes- 
sor, will be here with his sons — Don- 
ald, a junior, and Bob, about to become 
a Lehigh man. 

Walt McCullough, who plans to be 
with us too, must be enjoying real 
prosperity, since he sent in two $2 5 
shares in our drive. 

Alden McParlan and two sons 
(sophs) will be here. He runs his own, 
and apparently very successful, air 
conditioning business. 

Then there's Mickey Miller from 
Baltimore, who always shows up. He's 
the head man of the Miller Metal Prod- 
ucts Co., but residing in the same state 
with Tydings, figures he shouldn't di- 
vulge the nature of his business. Like 
a lot of prosperous folks, he and his 
wife have established a foundation — 
the Miller Foundation. 



Sandy Morrison (and two sophomore 
sons) who makes bricks and sells auto- 
mobiles or something in the vicinity of 
Pottsville, Auburn and Orwigsburg, to 
be exact, couldn't be kept away. 

The same applies to Jack Olwine 
who had the first son to be graduated 
from Lehigh (that is the first member 
of our class having a Lehigh offspring 
to get a diploma). He has two other 
sons or daughters in college, but not 

Milt Osborn and son haven't been 
heard from, but he's on a committee so 
that clinches his attendance. 

Steve Paliska, who has his own 
chemical company in Middlesex, near 
Bound Brook, is bringing his wife 
along and staying at the Traylor. 

Red Rich, in the cement business up 
around Nazaress, gets around here oc- 
casionally, so can be expected to be 
around the bar both days. 

Jack Roberts sent in his measure- 
ments, so we hope that means he'll be 
back for his first reunion — or the first 
in some time. He lives in Buffalo. 

Dr. Tom Robinson, Superintendent 
of Schools in Trenton and a member of 
our class history committee, can be ex- 
pected to be on hand to get started on 
this project. 

We believe "Col." Bill Rodgers from 
Pittsburgh plans to be with us, and we 
know George Sail, an executive in the 
Philadelphia company bearing his 
name, is certain to come as he has re- 
served a room for himself at the hotel. 

Bob Schoenfeldt, of Euclid, near 
Cleveland, was heard from for the first 
time in years, so it is presumed he 
plans to trek east. 

Vic Schwimmer and Hughie Robin- 
son, two of our outstanding bachelors, 
will explain to us married folks how 
they have done it. They're both good 
looking lads, still, and prosperous 
gents, so it will be quite interesting to 
learn their secrets. They both look as 
young as they did in June, 1926. 

Prank Schuhle is another lad from 
the Cleveland area who must have 
some idea of returning, since he sent 
in his dimensions. We hope this is the 
case, as it will be his first, if our rec- 
ords are correct. 

Wilson Scott, a utility man from Mt. 
Vernon, N. Y., will be here as usual. 
Scottie's home was in Catasauqua so 
it's just another trip back home for 
him, or virtually so. 

And still another lad from Ohio — 
Troy to be exact — Jack Shartle is plan- 
ning to repeat, having been with us 
last time. 

And Gilbert Smith from Berwick, 
Pa., feels sure his arthritis will show 
some improvement after a visit with 

Cord Snyder hasn't said so positive- 
ly, but we expect him, if he isn't off to 
South America or some other distant 
place, as is his custom. 

Gus Spiehler, our lone representa- 
tive in Rochester, really hopes to 
make it this time, after trying hard 
the last couple of reunions. 

"Prof." Andy Stofan of the Free- 
land Mining & Mechanical Institute, 
headed by Lambert Broad '27, will 
lend his academic dignity to the gath- 

Millard Stofflet will put the Ham- 
burg Item to bed early that week and 
make it for sure. 

Bill Swivels came all the way from 
Portland, Ore., last time and while we 
haven't been able to get a definite yes 
from him we're sure he is more than 
toying with the idea and hopes to sur- 
prise us again. 

Emerson Walters, another Ohioan, 
but native Bethlehemite, will make 
this an occasion to visit folks here and 
see whether he can swing the balance 
in favor of Lehigh for his nephew, 
Davey, who starred as a halfback at 
Bethlehem High this past season. 

Bill Washington, a food broker re- 
siding in Riverton, N. J., says he "may" 
make it. Maybe he has his dates mixed, 
because it's in June. Pretty corny, heh. 

We're sure we can expect George 
Wilmot to come down from Hazleton 
as usual. 

And finally, Charlie Zug will be in 
the midst of his annual trout fishing 
expedition up at Pocono Lake Pre- 
serve, but we believe he can be per- 
suaded to forego that pastime for at 
least one evening. 

0ku4 *{ t927 


123 Rugby Road, Syracuse 6, N. Y. 

To quote a statement from the alum- 
ni office, "Not much news has come to 
the office this past month but we'll 
send what we have on file." Enclosures 
— none! So where do we start? Per- 
haps with a suggestion to make a res- 
ervation early for alumni week-end. 
Space requirements are already limit- 
ed, dormitory rooms are available. Fri- 
day night in Grace Hall an informal 
alumni buffet supper will be held with 
particular emphasis on class rather 
than Association. Of course there'll be 
a get-together prior to the 7:00 p.m. 
supper, with a party following the sup- 

During the past month I drove my 
son up to Dartmouth for a look see. He 
has another year in high school. We 
first stopped in to see Jim Campion, 
who will particularly be remembered 
by the Phi Delts. Jim was in Florida, 

however, so his son Jim steered us 
around and gave us the news. He cer- 
tainly remembered his father mention- 
ing such names as Bill Matheson, Mark 
Hemstreet, Ducky Weber and Tom 
Jones — all, I believe, ' 29ers. Dart- 
mouth looked very nice amidst its 
snowy surroundings, but to me Lehigh 
looks better. 

Our class is again taking an active 
interest in alumni club affairs, as evi- 
denced by the roster posted in the Bul- 
letin. My only regret is that you don't 
pass news on for this column. 

Dig out Ned Martin's letter to you 
and please act on it. No further men- 
tion need be made as to results from 
Student Grants. 

It would be nice to wind up next 
month's column with a blaze of glory 
by hearing from more of you fellows 
and passing the good word on. Won't 
you help? 

0ku4 *t f?2X 


410 Franklin Ave., Pittsburgh 21, Pa. 

It seems that each month the date 
for writing this column arrives the 
scratching around for material be- 
comes almost a needle-in-the-haystack 
affair. This month, however, I was a 
bit luckier, thanks to a meeting of the 
Pittsburgh Lehigh Club and a column 
in the New Yorker Magazine. 

At the Pittsburgh affairs we always 
see Don Straub, one of the hardest 
workers for Lehigh I know and mem- 
ber of a family of hard workers for the 
same cause. I don't even know the 
others well enough to chronicle them, 
but Don has done such an outstanding 
job I'll cover it in detail in a forthcom- 
ing Bulletin. 

Also present were George Fearnside 
and Walt Gaither. George has been 
with Dravo Corp. ever since 19 2S, and 
had some part-time service there be- 
fore that. He is contract engineer with 
broad responsibilities in the wide- 
spread activities of this well-known en- 
gineering, manufacturing, and con- 
struction organization. George tells me 
that he has travelled the same route to 
the same place for so long that he's 
lost a lot of his contacts with the out- 
side world. His home is Sewickley, 
where he and his musician-wife enjoy 
the existence of rural Pittsburghers. 

Walt Gaither made so much of his 
job as "cement salesman" that he had 
me quite confused by the end of the 
evening with his constant and jovial 
banter. So I called his office today to 
check up on it and his secretary told 
me that he is special representative for 
Pittsburgh Coke and Chemical Co., car- 
rying out assignments having to do 

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While brushing up on some back is- 
sues of New Yorker I found an inter- 
esting article (issue of Feb. 17) about 
Dave Randall and the 46 th Gutenberg 
Bible. After being among the missing 
for 12 6 years this Bible was flown from 
England to Scribner's in New York 
where Manager David A. Randall has 
it in his rare-book department. When 
asked its price Dave is reported to 
have commented, "This Bible will bring 
more than the record price paid for 
any previous book — a Bay Psalm Book 
which sold for $151,000. Its purchaser 
won't get much change out of two hun- 
dred thousand." 

Since taking over this correspond- 
ent's job I've had several phone calls 
from people looking up people. So I'll 
report on two we're looking for: Major 
Joe Bent and Elmer H. Talbert. If you 
know anything about these '28ers drop 
me a note — we don't want them to for- 
get about 19 53 — and don't you forget 
about the 25th Reunion, either. 

(?Ute *t 7929 


189 Kent Place Blvd., Summit, N. J. 
This is being written two weeks be- 

fore the "Annual L-in-Life Award Din- 
ner" of the Lehigh Club of New York, 
at which our Tom Brennan will be pre- 
siding at the head table. A majority of 
your class executive committee will 
probably be present. I expect Jack 
Kirkpatrick to come from Bethlehem 
and Dewey Trantum and Blackmar will 
come from "across the river" (i.e., E. 
River and N. River respectively). In 
addition, I understand that Red Crewe, 
now serving his second term as leader 
of the Maryland Lehigh Club, is com- 
ing up from Baltimore with the guest 
of honor, William Frank Roberts, '02. 
Moreover, Marge and I are looking for- 
ward keenly to a spring weekend at 
the Crewes' country home, and we will 
witness the famed Maryland Hunt Cup 

Alumni Day is June 16 and while 
this is an off year for 1929 men I, for 
one, hope to have the pleasure of get- 
ting back to our beautiful campus and 
seeing some of you back-every-year 
alumni, as well as friends from 1926 
and 1931. 

Hats off to Ed Curtis, '25, as he com- 
pletes two very active years, and con- 
structive ones, as president of our 
Alumni Association. 

This is also my last chance to put in 
a plug for contributions for Alumni 
Student Grants before the fiscal year 

ends June 30. It took both good play- 
ers and good students to have a good 
team, and good alumni can help de- 
liver the goods! 

One old alumnus will be sorely miss- 
ed this spring — James H. Pennington, 
'9 7. Our classmate, Carl Pennington, 
soccer letterman and now chief engi- 
neer of the Chesebrough Manufactur- 
ing Co., lost his father on January 13. 
Carl's dad was the well known and be- 
loved "Pop" Pennington, 1897's class 
correspondent for many many years, 
and founder, spark plug and president 
of the Central Jersey Lehigh Club for 
umpteen years. He was a contributor 
to the Alumni Bulletin as far back as 
19 30, according to my files (probably 
much earlier), and I know I am but 
one among many Lehigh alumni who 
will miss reading Pop's regular contri- 
butions to this magazine — always in- 
teresting reading even for those who 
did not know the '97 men. Pop had a 
way of acquainting his readers with 
the early Lehigh graduates who, as the 
key alumni of our early years, are the 
ones who largely made Lehigh the well 
known and respected institution it is 

Another old-timer comes to mind to- 
night as I write. I trust the good doc- 
tor, an honorary member of the class 
of 1929, will not take offense at my 

One of Jnanij . . 

Complete indus- 
trial plants de- 
signed and con- 
structed by The 
Rust Engineering 




C. G. Thornburgh, '09 
John A. Patterson, '21, 
J. Paul Scheetz, '29 



G. M. Rust, '31 

S. M. Rust, Jr. '31, 
R. H. Wagoner, '36 


C. G. Thornburgh, Jr., '1,2 
Arthur M. Over, '1,3 

Donald E. Hamme, '1,5 

MAY. 1951 


reference to him in this manner. After 
all, Dr. Neil Oarothers (Arkansas '0 5) 
now is a dean emeritus! I cannot let 
this occasion pass, however, without 
briefly commenting on the interesting 
article of his which appeared in "This 
Week" magazine and which I saw with 
my Sunday Herald-Tribune on Febru- 
ary 18. Not being a baseball expert my- 
self, I cannot take sides in the contro- 
versy he initiated in his thesis on the 
national pastime. Doubtless many of 
you read Diamond Dynamite. Suffice it 
to say here that I talked to a chap who 
won his share of games as a pitcher for 
Lehigh (when Dr. Carothers was coach- 
ing tennis, mind you) and he assured 
me hie himself always believed he 
could throw a controlled curve! 

When he was in college, Bobby 
Hertzler was recognized as a big man 
en the campus. Now in civilian life, 
not surprisingly, our classmate is car- 
rying on. In my possession is a clipping 
from the January 4, 1951 issue of the 
"Press-Journal" published in Engle- 
wood, N. J., which carries Bob's pic- 
ture on the front page and lists him 
among the citizens who did the most 
for the town last year. Hertzler's chief 
extra-curricular activity was and still 
is president of the Englewood Hospital 
Association, and as a source of bread 
and butter he looks to the Forstmann 
Woollen Co., of which he is controller. 

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1951 Hay Terrace, Easton, Pa. 

Practically no class news this time. 
Regarding general alumni news, we 
should all be interested in the plan of 
having a buffet supper instead of the 
so-called banquet on the Friday eve- 
ning of Alumni Day weekend. Of 
course, since this is not our reunion 
year we will in all probability not have 
so many members back for the week- 
end. We would like all those who are 
coming back, however, to take in this 
affair. The class of '30 will assemble at 
the Maennerchor the same as last year 
and leave from there for the affair at 
Grace Hall. Everything will be infor- 
mal and a really friendly get-together. 
It would be nice to see a large turnout 
of our class. 

In the alumni office this month we 
learned the following address changes: 
Lt. Col. B. C. Barber, Ordnance School, 
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.; Louis 
A. Brettner, Asst. to Director, Reddy 
Killowat Service, 50 Church St., New 
York, N. Y. (Lou is living at 217 W. 
13th St., New York 14, N. Y.) ; Andrew 
Dunlap, 6 21 Carisbrooke Road, Bryn 
Mawr, Pa.; W. L. Goudy, 61 Rockledge 
Road, Hartsdale, N. Y.; D. P. Griffith, 

2844 Center St., Bethlehem, Pa.; D. S. 
McLeod, listed as inactive and a non- 
graduate, died January 13 (we have 
no details) ; Lloyd W. Wilson, Head of 
Legal Dept. and Labor Relations, The 
Aspinook Corp., Jewett City, Conn, 
(home address is R.F.D. #6, Norwich, 

News concerning members of the 
class active in other Lehigh activities 
is as follows: Still serving as members 
of the Board of Directors of the Lehigh 
Home Club are Bob Bennett, Jack Con- 
neen, and Mickey Seward. At a recent 
election meeting of the Board at which 
officers for the coming year were elect- 
ed, this same aforementioned third 
party, or your correspondent, was 
elected vice president of the Club and 
chairman of the publicity committee. 
At the big get-together arranged by 
the Home Club for the coaches of the 
visiting wrestling teams at the Nation- 
al Intercollegiates, members of the 
class in great prominence were Jack 
Conneen, Zig Letowt and Ed Small. 

If you can make it for alumni week- 
end, please do. If so, we'll be seeing 

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309 Wendover Bd., Baltimore 18, Md. 

We are the recipients of two very 
interesting publication releases which, 
without editing, most thoroughly cov- 
er the distinguished activities of two 
members of the Class. 

The first is a salute from Iron Age 
relative to our class president, Harry 
B. Osborn, Jr. This is what Iron Age 
has to say: 

"His talent for finding time is sur- 
passed only by his ability to do things 
with it. Though he's always busy, he 
never seems hurried. He has a way of 
getting things done; and he makes 
every effort count. 

"If life begins at 40, the future ac- 
complishments of Harry B. Osborn, Jr., 
are a subject for speculation. He 
already belongs to more organizations, 
makes more speeches, writes more pa- 
pers, and can answer more questions 
than most septuagenarians in the aca- 
demic and business world combined. 

"He renders yeoman service as tech- 
nical director of Ohio Crankshaft Co., 
being an authority on induction heat- 
ing. He constantly makes new friends 
for himself and his company because 
he's naturally a friendly guy, and he 
has the right answers to the many 
questions asked of him. 

"Doc, as he is known to his friends, 
is a man of broad interests and bound- 
less energy who gives unstintingly to 

civic service. Here are a few of the ex- 
tra jobs he has found time for: 

"Air raid warden, member of inte- 
grating committee for production of 
armor-piercing shot, trustee and treas- 
urer of his church, write a book on in- 
duction heating, member of special po- 
lice of suburb in which he lives, and 
edit Cleveland Engineering Society's 
new organ, Cleveland Engineering. 

"He belongs to or holds office in 
some 15 other societies and organiza- 
tions. In addition, he flies his own 
plane on business trips and for pleas- 
ure and plays a good game of golf." 

Those who remember the tremen- 
dous drive and boundless energy of Os- 
sie while an undergraduate cannot be 
too surprised at his tremendous ac- 
complishments in business and civic 

The public relations office at the 
University of Delaware has released 
the following on Milton G. Young: 

"Milton G. Young, chairman of the 
department of electrical engineering 
in the University of Delaware's School 
of Engineering, has been appointed 
acting dean of the school for the next 
year. He will direct the school during 
the leave of absence of Dean David L. 
Arm, who will be with the DuPont 
Company until next April. 

"Professor Young, who joined the 
University of Delaware faculty in Sep- 
tember, 1940, is a native of Coopers- 
burg, Pa. He was graduated with hon- 
ors from Lehigh University in 1932 af- 
ter majoring in electrical engineering 
and engineering physics. He received 
a Master of Science degree from Har- 
vard University in 19 3 3 as a result of 
his studies in electrical communica- 
tions engineering. 

"From 1933 to 1940 he was em- 
ployed in industry as an electrical en- 
gineer for the Saucon Hosiery Mills, 
Coopersburg; junior assistant chemist, 
Devoe and Raynolds Co., Brooklyn; 
electrical research engineer, Hamilton 
Watch Co., Lancaster; and senior man- 
ufacturing engineer, Western Electric 
Co., Kearny, N. J. 

"He was named chairman of the U. 
of D.'s department of electrical engi- 
neering in 19 43, and holds the rank of 
full professor. He is a consultant to the 
General Development Co., Elkton, and 
during the war he served as a consult- 
ant to the Triumph Explosives Co., 
Elkton, and the Biochemical Research 
Foundation at Newark. 

"Professor Young is secretary of the 
Wilmington sub-section, American In- 
stitute of Electrical Engineers. He also 
is a member of the Institute of Radio 
Engineers, American Society for Engi- 
neering Education, Newcomen Society 




No column, but these three of Curt Bayer's six (yeh, 6) are worthy 
of space: Tom, 10; Quarterback Pete, 12, and Center Dan, 13. 

of England, Tau Beta Pi, and Phi Kap- 
pa Phi." 

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SO Mountain Ave., Bloomfield, N. J. 

While working in Pittsburgh I have 
attended many of the weekly informal 
luncheons of Lehigh men at Dutch 
Henry's and regularly see two of our 
classmates, Burt Riviere and Jim Roes- 
sle. As you know, Burt, 59 9 Union 
Trust Bldg., Pittsburgh, Pa., is still in 
the insurance business. Jim Roessle, 
1480 Navahoe Dr., Pittsburgh, has 
been doing sales engineering work for 
Hyatt Roller Bearing for the past eight 
years. Previous to that he was with 
Mesta Machine Company. One of the 
interesting things that I learned from 
Jim is that he started at Lehigh as an 
Electrical, graduated in Arts, studied 
law for one year at Pittsburgh and is 
now doing sales engineering. 

Here are a couple of new addresses 
for you: Chuck Campbell, 524 Wayne 
Ave., Erie, Pa. (sales representative, 
Bostitch-Ohio, Inc., 616 G. Daniel Bald- 
win Building, Erie, Pa.), and Johnny 
McGovern, 968 Rankine Road, Niagara 
Falls, N. Y. 

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New York Yacht Club 
37 W. Uth St., New York 18, N. Y. 

I am sorry to report the death of our 
classmate, Raymond Charles Lowright. 

The fifteenth reunion is now really 
getting under way. Johnny Hornet's 

committee has just made a mailing to 
the entire class list. Because of the ex- 
treme importance of this notice, I am 
printing it here in the column in case, 
for some reason, the mailing does not 
reach you. 

"Your 15th reunion committee has 
brought along plans to the point where 
this letter seems advisable. The place 
for our Saturday night dinner is the 
Saucon Valley Country Club. We have 
set aside in our budget $5.00 to cover 
cost of meal, moderate liquid refresh- 
ment, plus tip. 

"We have tentatively decided upon 
costumes for our class and parade — 
description later — at a cost per mem- 
ber of $6.00. Parade fees, registration 
fees, signs for the parade, postage, 
such as this letter, and other miscel- 
laneous charges accrue to what we 
think will be $3.00 per head. Miscel- 
laneous expenses $1.00 per head — to- 
tal $15.00. 

"Please forward a check for $15.00 
to me as soon as you decide you can 
come. It is necessary to supply num- 
bers to the Country Club and to the 
costume men just as soon as possible. 
If you prefer, send $10.00 now and 
pay $5.00 on the night of the banquet. 
When you write this check, which of 
course indicates your desire to attend, 
please send along your most recent 
chest and waist measurement — or else 
don't kick about the fit of the costume. 

"I should like to point out that the 
General Alumni Committee has chang- 
ed plans for Friday night festivity. No 
formal banquet will be held this year; 
instead a buffet supper will be served 
in Grace Hall and the time formerly 
used by speakers can now be spent in 
talking to classmates and friends. 
Seems to me more alumni will now 
want to include the Friday night ses- 
sion. Also, dormitory rooms will be 
made available (men only) at a charge 
of $1.50 per night, payable in advance 
to the Alumni Association. The regular 
Saturday free lunch will again be 
available and this year it is planned to 
make more of a picnic out of the af- 
fair, weather permitting. 

"I am sorry if this sounds sketchy 
but I think I have included all perti- 
nent information. Let's have your re- 
plies promptly so that we can really 
get going . . . Sincerely, J. L. Kornet" 

Johnny's address, to which reserva- 
tions should be sent, is 1110 Beverly 
Ave., Bethlehem, Pa. 

Since the list was published in the 
Bulletin last month for those who are 
coming, I am pleased to include a few 
more: Manuel Lorenzo of 449 Main 
St., Royersford, Pa., who is employed 
by A. P. de Sanno & Son, Inc. His hob- 
bies are photography and his five chil- 
dren; Elias W. Spengler of Bath, Pa., 
who is now a law practitioner and is 
first assistant district attorney for 
Northampton County. Spengler has a 
daughter Susan, two years old, and a 
son, Daniel, three months old; Ernie 
Krack of 11743 W. Outer Dr., Detroit 
23, Mich., who is now with the Detroit 
Acoustical Contract Co., writes that he 
is planning to attend. 

It certainly was a great mistake on 
my part not having a place on the card 
for the name, because a number of 
cards were returned unsigned. One of 
these is from a classmate from Ossin- 
ing, N. Y., who is employed by the 
Gastonia Weaving Company. He has 
two sons and is interested in building 
his own house and skiing. 

With this classmate who is planning 
to attend the reunion, plus all those 
previously recorded in the column, 
plus Earl Gerlach, who was omitted be- 
fore, it comes to 69 at this time. From 

MAY, 1951 


all Indications the reunion is going to 
go over with a bang, or something. 
Earl Gerlach writes that the commit- 
tee is now holding meetings and that 
they are going to follow up some of 
the names we have not heard from 
with personal letters. 

Phil Pearson, out at Inland Steel 
Co., Iron River, Mich., writes that Joe 
Peraino has won a prize of two shares 
of Inland Steel Co. stock for writing a 
letter to their president on what we 
can do about inflation. Phil Pearson 
sent me a copy of the Inland News con- 
taining this prize-winning letter. We 
hope that Joe reads this and that he is 
coming to the 15th. 

Two changes of address to be re- 
corded: Bernie Weiss, now at 1709 
Meadowbrook Rd.. Abington, Pa., and 
Tom Gearhart, now with Brewster Hat 
Co., 411 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 

Some of the cards received from 
those not coming are quite interesting 
and will furnish material for future 
issues of the Bulletin. Practically all 
ot these people live too far away to 
come — California, Montana, Arizona, 
Georgia, etc. Their comments are of in- 
terest and the news items regarding 
these members of the class will appear 
in future issues. 

^W <^ 1937 


319 E. Lancaster Ave. 
Doicni?igtoivn, Pa. 

If Bill Shank had stuck to engineer- 
ing instead of becoming an advertising 
manager (thirsting for easy dough) 
this wouldn't have happened. It's one 
of those cases where I like to read 
what others write but am too lazy to 
want to write what someone else might 
read. I often wonder what life would 
be like without these advertising man- 
agers — prices would probably be low- 
er, and in this instance there would be 
another Sunday afternoon available 
for loafing. Just kidding; it's good to 
dust off the old Epitome and go back 
a few years. 

Keyport, N. J., was fortunate in hav- 
ing Merrill Wallace return after those 
few years at Lehigh (or was it the 
Maennerchor? ) to serve as manager of 
W. S. Wallace. Between then and now, 
Wally served three years in the Navy 
with two and one-half years on sea 
duty in the South Pacific. (That's one 
guy that shouldn't have been bothered 
about getting tickets.) He married 
Catharine Cottrell in 19 4 0, and the 
rest of the family consists of Judith 
Lynn, 1\, and Marsha Jean, 3£. Be- 
sides his hobby of sailing, the local 
Business Men's Club, Fire Co. (sub- 
stitute Maennerchor?) and Kiwanis 
take up what spare time he has. 

Carl H. Huber, who became one of 
us after two lost years at Penn, says 
he is a commercial engineer for the 
General Electric Company. Mabel Clapp 
took the fatal step with Carl on Sep- 
tember 2S, 19 40, and now there are 
Russell Carl, 8, John Arthur, 4, Don- 
ald James just this year. Gentlemen, 
that looks something like a definite 
mathematical progression — would it 
be appropriate to say, "More power to 
you, Carl?" Besides all the above — 
golf, carpentry, gardening and serving 
as assistant clerk of Old Haverford 
Friends Meeting keep him out of mis- 

The Epitome indicates that Fred- 
erick W. Walker, Jr., spent quite a bit 
of time wandering around the country 
as well as Bethlehem. He's been around 
a bit since 1937: there was that hitch 
from '41 to '45 — Ordnance — Army Air 
Force — Philippines October '41 — Feb- 
ruary '4 2 (that must have been rough) 
— Java — Australia — New Guinea — and 
then (so help me) the Pentagon. To 
top that off, he managed to wander 
down into Memphis, Tenn., marry Jean 
Reid, and along came Jean, 6, and 
Fred W. Ill, 4. (Fred says the last two 
items are "both official;" what does he 
mean?). If you aren't dizzy now — he's 
settled down as district sales manager, 
Electro-Motive Division, General Mo- 

tors Corporation (another struggling 
small company). The family resides at 
445 N. Kensington Ave., La Grange, 
111., but Fred's stomping grounds ap- 
pear to be in almost any state from 
Illinois to California. "Stop in to see 
me," he says. What is it, a game of 
cowboys and Indians? Stay in one 
place awhile, Wiley. How can a guy 
give us all that and still list golf, ten- 
nis, fly fishing, fun and family as hob- 
bies? Beer was also included under 
hobbies, but that's sort of taken for 

William G. Shoemaker, Jr., married 
Kathryn Longacre in June 19 3 9 — and 
that was a wedding to top all weddings 
(voice of experience). Since then John, 
S, and Anna, 6, have appeared on the 
scene. Bill is the Home Service Mana- 
ger for the Proctor Electric Co. in 
Philadelphia, Pa. Their home is in 
Eagleville, Pa. (it isn't a large place — 
near Norristown, Pa.), and I person- 
ally know that the freezer is very well 
slocked, and with farming as a hobby 
and all those appliances, Bill would 
appreciate any and all of us stopping 
in for dinner and the evening — any- 
time. Bill was never one to do much 
talking, but his ability as an organizer 
has served him well in his work since 
leaving Lehigh. He does list farming 
as a hobby, but I believe it is a farm- 




]oined Army to beat Shank 's draft 

ing specialty — Bill isn't convinced that 
he can't cross a ten dollar bill with a 
tree (any kind) . 

Thank the Lord, here is a man who 
stuck by his Lehigh training: Joseph 
L. Walton graduated as a metallurgi- 
cal engineer and is now superintendent 
of open hearth for Bethlehem Steel 
Company. (Where've we heard that 
name before?) Louise Vary married 
Joe on September 20, 1941, and they 
are settled at 6 4 Darlich Rd., Ham- 
burg, N. Y., along with little Joe, 7, 
Pete, 5, and Sally, 1. We won't forget 
Joe's activities at Lehigh in football 
and other activities, and he still claims 
to finding pleasure in tennis, bowling 
and television. If he is like the rest of 
us, television will be on the increase, 
and tennis and bowling will be reced- 
ing into the realms of memory. 

Here's a report from another wan- 
derer: E. Van R. Cromwell is in Se- 
ville, Spain, employed by Manufacturas 
de Corcho Armstrong as controller. His 
Lehigh nickname of "Duke" must have 
been somewhat prophetic, based on his 
present location. He and Elizabeth 
Herr were married in December, 1941, 
and, as yet, there are no little Crom- 
wells in Spain. Duke served as captain 
in the Air Force, piloting B-2 4 bombers 
in the South Pacific — you know when. 
He is now in the Reserves but believes 
he is too old and feeble for the "new 
f angled jets." His hobby, as it did in 
Lehigh days with the old Ford, centers 
on automobiles — care, repair and pur- 
chase. He is president of the American 
Chamber of Commerce in Seville (no 
other American families in the city). 
The man is unhappy because his class- 
mates do not stop in to see him on their 
frequent trips through the city. 

Lewis Walker, 3rd, at 891 Grove St., 
Meadville, Pa., married Mary Louise 
Williams in March 1942. They haven't 

succeeded in producing any Lehigh 
material, but it sounds like a very nice 
family with Susan, 4, Sally, 1J, and 
Martha, 2 months. Lew served for 
three years and nine months in Naval 
Air Gunnery Training, coming out as 
a lieutenant commander. Hobbies con- 
sist of guns, hunting and golf (some- 
times the last two can be classed to- 
gether). Oh yes, Lew is president of 
Talon, Inc., and that should be a sig- 
nal to close this till the next time. 

As a final shot — George Barker, 
with his literary abilities, would make 
a much better reporter for one of these 
columns than myself — put the bite on 
him, Brother Shank. 

Absolutely final — Bill Lincoln got 
out of doing this by going back into the 
army last month — therefore you had 
to put up with me as a poor substitute. 

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234 Morrison Dr., Mt. Lebanon, 
Pittsburgh 16, Pa. 

Probably a number of '38 graduates 
are cussing about contract renegotia- 
tion, but the news this month concerns 
one of us who's doing something about 
it. That would be Ed Hayne. He's a 
staff assistant to the controller of the 
Blaw-Knox Co., here in Pittsburgh. 

Ed is still another of Carothers' 
business engineers whose assignment 
centers around the application of in- 
dustrial engineering principles to office 
work. Specifically, he works on meth- 
ods and procedures. That's where he 
tangles with World War Ill's renego- 
tiation problems. Seems like Blaw- 
Knox has some arms contracts — as just 
about who hasn't, at this point? The 
foundry in which one of them is being 
performed needed some work on its 
cost data. The fact that, one day, Blaw- 
Knox will have to reimburse Uncle 
Sam for its work on armament lent 
emphasis to the cost-overhaul job. 
Along with the remainder of U. S. in- 
dustry, B-K apparently figures it's go- 
ing to know just what things DID cost 
when it next sits down with the re- 
negotiators. That'll keep Ed busy for 
a while. 

It didn't take Ed long to get into 
this type of work after he left school 
with the rest of us. July 5, 1938, found 
him with Al Crane in an elevator in 
Pittsburgh's Frick Building. Each was 
reporting to work in a Carnegie-Illinois 
accounting training course. They ob- 
served in the office, then in the plants 
— Al at Youngstown, Ed at Farrell. 
Back in the office for more training, 
Ed was called to Pittsburgh and put to 
work on methods and procedures. His 
five years with C-I included one at 
Gary as part of a team installing a 

standard cost system. The remainder 
of this period was spent in Pittsburgh. 

Ed moved to Blaw-Knox in 1944. 
(He's just about the only other mem- 
ber of the class I've encountered so 
far, other than myself, who didn't get 
into the service. His 4-F resulted from 
a childhood disease that affected his 
hearing.) At Blaw-Knox, his headquar- 
ters are in Pittsburgh's Farmers Bank 
Building. But you won't find him there 
much. Most of the time is spent around 
the company's eight plants — six in the 
Pittsburgh district, two in New York 
State. Wherever the job takes him, it's 
a continual effort to cut costs of the 
paperwork end of the business — wheth- 
er that entails standard systems, in- 
stallation of business machines, some- 
thing approaching time study or, as 
currently, trying to get precise, de- 
tailed information and to get it less 
expensively. Surprisingly, the job's 
probably as interesting as can be. Ed 
makes it sound that way. And not even 
in the trade paper business do you 
poke around trying to find out how less 
expensively to produce the things that 
produce the breakfast of champions. 
(Blaw-Knox makes rolls of all descrip- 
tion, including some used in the food 
industry. Glad I called the guy up. 
There may even be a Business Week 
story there.) 

Back in 1941, Ed fought his way to 
the front of the church with Miss Eliz- 
abeth Stewart, of Oakdale, Pa. She was 
a Grove City College graduate who, 
since 1941, has majored in the produc- 
tion and rearing of Roger, 8, and Rich- 
ard, 4. From Ed's description, she's 
done well at it. A couple of years back, 
they fell into the same trap which 
keeps engulfing Carl Kohl. They got a 
new home — rough landscaped. Ed's 
last two summers have been spent do- 
ing what the contractor didn't, name- 
ly landscaping the joint. Like Carl, he 
don't play no golf no more. In the win- 
ters, Ed splits his time between Junior 
Achievement, Inc., and Upper St. Clair 
Township politics. The former is a 
movement whereby high school kids 
are helped to organize small businesses, 
finance them, produce something and 
sell it at a profit. Ed says it's pretty 
fascinating. Politically, he served two 
years as president of the civic group 
in his development. This made him a 
member of a council of civic groups in 
the township. They got a new school 
and some improvements in the town- 
ship government. The project right 
now is to determine whether it's smart 
to move up from a second-class town- 
ship to one of the first class. Trying to 
keep their guard up against raiding by 
neighboring boroughs and townships. 
The guy certainly keeps busy. 

Elsewhere, the class continues secre- 
tive. Got a notice from the alumni of- 

MAY, 1951 


fice recently to take Keiste Janulis off 
the rolls. No one has heard from him 
in years, it seems. Last I heard, he was 
with the Office of War Information in 
London. I meant to inquire about him 
in Washington last week, but got so 
involved in the burgeoning bureau- 
cracy there that it was overlooked. 
Here are the address changes: 
Jack Hoppock, 466 Bristol Ave., 
Stockton, Cal., district manager for the 
Shell Oil Co.; Irwin M. Harvey, 1421 
Paulton St., Johnstown, Pa.; Joe Hop- 
kins, 350 Wagner Road, Northfield, 
111.; John W. Gracik, 2 700 Q St., Wash- 
ington 2 7, D. C, management engi- 
neer for the Rural Electrification Ad- 
ministration; Russ Cramer, 160 Up- 
land Way, Haddonfield, N. J.; Nevln 
Pidler, 21 Glow Lane, Hicks ville, L. I., 
N. Y. 

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3323 E. Monmouth Road 
Cleveland Heights 18, Ohio 

Just as we had begun to fear that 
our tag-you're-it brainstorm had 
ground to an ignoble halt, our faith 
was reaffirmed by way of an airmail 
letter from Bob Bowen: 

"Last July, at the invitation of the 
government, I left my job with the 
Montclair Trust Co. in New Jersey and 
returned to active duty with the Air 
Force. My first assignment was at Mc- 
Guire Air Force Base in Jersey as In- 
telligence Officer of the 5 2nd Fighter 
All-Weather Wing. That did not last 
long, and I soon had orders for a quick 
trip to Tokyo. I have been here since 
October 1 and am assigned to the Di- 
rectorate of Intelligence Evaluation, 
Headquarters, Far East Air Force. 
Helen and Nancy Ann, my wife and 
two-year-old daughter, remain in Up- 
per Montclair where we were located 
prior to my recall. I have hopes of re- 
joining them by March of '52. Have 
seen no '39ers recently so am unable 
to pass on any news." 

For the benefit of those of you who 
may wish to drop Bob a note, his of- 
ficial address is as follows: Major 
Robert W. Bowen, USAFR, Box 560, 
Hq. F.E.A.F., APO 925, % Postmaster, 
San Francisco, Calif. 


With the receipt of the above-quoted 
letter, we can now award two medals 
for cooperation with ye class corres- 
pondent. Said awards are gratefully 
bestowed upon Paul Bartholomew and 
the good Air Force Major. 


As you can easily see, this list is 
growing much more rapidly than is the 

Patriotic Supporters of the Class of 
'3 9 list mentioned above. In the dog- 
house department this month are: Ahl, 
Aldrich, Beall, and Beer (tapped in 
October) ; Bernasco, Blanchard, Bliss, 
and Bohlen (tapped in January) ; and 
Brader, Brown, Brucker, Burnett, and 
Bushey (tapped in March). Undoubt- 
edly all of these fine gentlemen have 
had well-meaning intentions, but in- 
tentions will never get them up in the 
we -love-you-like-a- brother list. It'll 
take a letter, postcard, telegram, or 
phone call to call off the dogs. 


Speaking of cooperation, some of 
you have been doing nobly in that de- 
partment by complying with our sug- 
gestion that ye correspondent's name 
be added to wedding announcement, 
birth announcement, and what-have-you 
lists. Some months ago, we received a 
miniature diaper from Court Carrier 
and wife, Betty Jane. Having promptly 
mislaid this clever announcement, we 
were forced to write the proud papa 
for details. The following comments 
were received under the dateline, 2 452 
Alby St., Alton, 111.: "Linda Prescott 
Carrier, Born August 29, 1950. She is 
blonde, small, loud, occasionally odor- 
iferous, and always female. All of that 
goes toward making a most engaging 
personality and we are quite attached 
to her, really." 


Before signing off, we hopefully tap 
another five: Robison Clark, R. S. 
Cunliffe, D. L. DeVries, H. L. Dietrich- 
son, and H. H. Donaldson, Jr. Please 

remember that you don't have to wait 
to be tapped before sending a note col- 
umnward. As a matter of fact Court 
Carrier was due to be tapped this 
month. Since he has already contribut- 
ed, we are marking his account "paid 
in advance" and will list him among 
the fair haired boys next time. Enny- 
body else want to pay in advance? How 
about you guys at the other end of the 
alphabet?? Thirty. 

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269 N. Highland Ave., Lansdoume, Pa. 


Have all of you returned your re- 
union weekend reservations to Jim 
Mitchell as yet? It's getting later than 
you think. Dig out that letter (with 
return envelope enclosed) that you got 
from Jim a month ago and answer it — 

Sixty-six couples and 2 8 lone wolves 
from '41 are expected to show at Beth- 
lehem next month, so we'll have a good 
sized turnout. And anyone who finds he 
can make it at the last minute will 
have just as good a time as those of us 
who have been able to look forward to 
the weekend as a sure thing. So try to 
make it, even though you expect to be 
in Timbuctoo in June. 

Rod Templeton's Tourinns near Al- 
lentown will be the headquarters for 
'41. Although '41 plans no formal get- 
together for Friday night of reunion 
weekend, there will be someone from 
the class at Tourinns before, during, 


Orchids from Commanding General to Col. John McNabb, '39- 



and surely after the Buffet Dinner 
which is being staged by the general 
Reunion Committee at 7:00 P.M. in 
Grace Hall. In other words, see you at 
Tourinns Friday night. 

1941's first formal meeting will be 
in Room 200, Packer Hall at 2:00 P.M. 
Saturday to form for the parade. The 
committee has a parade theme that 
should bring home the prize if we are 
there in enough force to execute it 

After the parade the class party will 
be held at Scotty Wood's, near Allen- 
town, as you all know from Jim's let- 
ter. Maps and sign posts will get you 
there. And remember, Rod Templeton 
can provide baby sitters if you bring 
the kids. 

Here are some new addresses: Don- 
ald AV. Bedell, 4 Arnold St., Old Green- 
wich, Conn.; Joseph L. Conneen, 11S5 
W. Rosemont Drive, Bethlehem, Pa.; 

Vincent A. Frantz, 312 Market St., S. 
Williamsport, Pa.; Lt. Claude D. Gil- 
crest, 12 Colleton Drive, Charleston, 
S. C, on duty with U.S.S. Fulmar; Al- 
bert W. Hess, 501 N. 34th St., Phila- 
delphia, Pa. ; Valentine Lichtenstein, 
Jr., 3415 Monument Ave., Richmond, 
Va.; John A. Tilley, 3 2 Rodman Road, 
Endicott, N. Y. 

Incidentally, I've seen Bill Gill, '38, 
Cy Haas, '40, Bob Demberg, '4 7, Don 
Mall, '47 and Bob Parsons, '40 at the 
Monday luncheons held in the Phila- 
delphia Engineers' Club, but to date 
no one from '41 has put in an appear- 
ance. The food is good, too. 

See you next month. 

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in having a wealth of news. The reac- 
tion seems to be too much or spring 
fever has set in. The only item I have 
at the moment is that Ralph Moss has 
been returned to inactive status with 
the 1st Air Force instead of being 
called to active duty in May. 

Because of the lack of other news I 
will ask the Bulletin staff to print be- 
low information received on any 
changes of address. Here they are. 

Jesse O. Betterton, Jr., 312 W. Van- 
derbilt Dr., Oak Ridge, Tenn.; Louis 
J. Hillenbrand, Jr., 114 Carrolton Ave., 
Shreveport, La.; "Wm. J. Skinner, 95 
Kay St., Newport, R. I.; Albert Clark, 
Jr., 1014 Woodley PL, Falls Church, 
Va.; Edwin I. Shuttleworth, Jr., R. D. 
#1, Easton, Pa.; James H. Boucher, 
6 27 Warrington Ave., Danville, 111., 
and Milton W. Harper, 15 Lenape 
Road, Colwick Gardens, Merchantville, 
N. J. 

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217 7th St., Fullerton, Pa. 

Looks like congratulations are in 
order for Joe Smith, who became en- 
gaged to Miss Catharine A. M. Rabbitt 
of Mount Airy, Pa., in March. The news 
comes to us via a clipping from the 
March 12 New York Herald Tribune. 

This is really an occasion for the '43 
column — a newsy letter from Tex Rog- 
ers (Maytag Southwestern Co., Ill 
Leslie St., Dallas 2, Tex.) from the 
"ten-gallon hat" country! Says Tex, 
"The big thing in the life of Betty, our 
two kids and myself right now is the 
planning of our trip north in June. All 
of us plan to be on deck for reunion, 
complete with boots, blue jeans and 
ten-gallon hats. . . . Tom Buck gets 
down this way every now and then, 
usually a little before Christmas time 
and then in the spring, peddling his 
hosiery. Tom is sales manager for the 
Penn-Carol Hosiery Mills. Tom and I, 
whenever he got down here, used to sit 
down and write Sam (Davy) a joint 
letter, but I guess we won't be able to 
do this until he comes down here again. 
. . . Tom had his picture in Life maga- 
zine several times as a participant 
about a year ago or so in one of those 
mystery air trips to Bermuda. He was 
in Europe about Christmas time." 
Thanks loads, Tex, for your very wel- 
come letter and we'll take you up on 
your offer to help out with class news 
and activities in the Texas area! We're 
looking forward to seeing you again in 
June and meeting Betty and the two 

One thing occurs to us right now. If 
my memory is correct Tom Buck was 
an M.E.! Hmmmm, if we'd taken M.E. 

MAY. 1951 


instead of E.E. could we be in the 
hosiery business? 

Now, back to the mail bag which con- 
tains a letter from Chuck Chrisman of 
Pikeville, Ky. "I just got the surprise 
of seeing that you are the new 'cub re- 
porter' for the class of 19 43, so I 
thought I would drop you another line. 
It seems that all of the correspond- 
ence is being channeled that way, and 
none of it is coming this way. You 
know, one of these days me and my 
clan just might come up that way and 
not even look you up. Just kidding, you 
know! We will probably come up and 
mop you up if you don't get that old 
faithful typewriter out and drop me a 
line." Chuck continues a newsy letter 
to Babs and me but we beat him to the 
punch and included most of it in last 
month's copy! But, Chuck, we will 
write to you between birth announce- 
ments, I promise! And we'll be very 
happy to have you come up and see us 
anytime, maybe June! I've got all the 
insurance I can carry, though, so leave 
your brief case at home unless you can 
bring it full of mountain dew! 

There's some dope out about the 
doin's of the Reunion Committee (this 
is not one of our reuning years — that 
is, not a five year anniversary! ) which 
I'll pass along in hope that a good 
many '43ers will be on campus. This 
year there will be no formal alumni 
banquet but an informal buffet supper 
Friday night with all emphasis placed 
on class rather than the Alumni Asso- 
ciation. Tables will be arranged by 
classes and there will be no formal 
speeches. Saturday luncheon will be in 
the form of a picnic and will be served 
in such a way that alumni will be able 
to sit outside and enjoy the beauty of 
the campus while they eat. Pray for 
good weather! Dorm rooms will be 
available at $1.50 per night, payable 
when reservation is filed with the alum- 
ni office. For hotels, the Americus and 
Traylor in Allentown are suggested, as 
the Bethlehem is booked solid. 

Concerning the Alumni Fund drive, 
there are no more Alumni Association 
dues and it is hoped that everyone will 
contribute at least the $2.00 ordinarily 
paid in dues to the Alumni Fund in ad- 
dition to your regular gift. So far '43 
is not out in front by a long shot but if 
everyone reading this will send in at 
least $2.00 we'll be in good shape. Of 
our 256 non-insurance men five loyal 
'43 men have contributed $25.00. So 
how's about it, Class of '43. Help keep 
Lehigh a proud private institution free 
from political meddling! 

Add two more names to the list of 
contributors to this year's fund — B. A. 
Elmes and D. A. Hoffman. Thanks for 
your early action, men. Let's hope that 
the rest of the fellows will add to the 



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on requtst. 

class list very soon. Incidentally, we 
have a new address for Badge Elmes, 
and it's 2 203 Dorchester Road, Bir- 
mingham, Mich. 

Other new addresses include Lt. 
Robert W. Doster, 7756 Audit Dept., 
EUCOM Audit Agency, Augsburg Reg. 
Office, A. P.O. 178, % Postmaster. New 
York; Lester E. Titlow, S3 Cannon 
PI., Oreland, Pa.; Arnold O. Putnam, 
32 Myrtle St., Springfield, Vt., and 
John F. Conforte, Jr., 29 7 Main St., 
Bristol, Conn. 

That's thirty! Send us a line! 

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Parkhurst Apts., B-l, Bethlehem, Pa. 

Had a welcome letter recently from 
Bob Jaslow, who w~rites as follows from 
Camp Kilmer, N. J.: "Just a few lines 
to bring my file in your information 
section on me up to date. I guess you 
know I've been married since May 18, 

1946. Finished my training in medi- 
cine at Jefferson Medical College in 

1947. Finished special training in ped- 
iatrics and went into practice in July 
1950. About March 1951 the Army 
caught up with me and sent me to the 
above address as Post Pediatrician. 
Also, May 20, 1950 was the birth date 
of a baby daughter, named Ann. 

"Guess that's all for now. Will keep 
you posted — probably when and if I 
get out of service. Meanwhile, enjoy 
seeing reports on others of '44 in your 
column. Keep it up." 

That is the third instance of news 

being received from one of our group 
who was called into service. If this 
keeps up I may become a war-monger. 
How desperate can you be! 

Another item I have here was clipped 
from a Philadelphia paper of March 
22. It concerns the announcement of 
the engagement of Tom McKinley to 
Alice Abbott Wilson, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Louis A. Wilson of Palmer- 
ton. Alice, a graduate of Lasell Junior 
College and of the University of Penn- 
sylvania, is in research at Jefferson 
Medical College. Turk, you will recall, 
is practicing law in Palmerton. 

Dropped by to see Jim Marsh and 
his family the other day. In the course 
of our conversation he mentioned that 
Jack Rader had received an ominous 
sounding wire from the Government. 
It appears that they have designs on 
his future time. At this writing there 
is little else to be said. By the time this 
reaches you, however, his status will 
probably be very well defined. Jack was 
one of a large group of our number 
who were active in the local Ordnance 
Reserve Unit. I haven't heard to date 
of any others being called. 

As a last remark — reunion time is 
fast approaching. The weekend of June 
16 will be reserved for the celebration. 
As you all know, this is not a big year 
for '44, but you should bear in mind 
that it is the best weekend to visit the 
campus if you had planned such a trip 
for early summer. If you do make it, 
look for me. I'll be there. 




Head of the House of Arant 

0U&A *4 1945 


6 Adams Court, Nutley, N. J. 

The deadline for the May issue is 
here but the letters and cards are not. 
Thanks to the cooperation of the Le- 
high Alumni Office I have some inter- 
esting excerpts from a letter to L. H. 
Schick from C. Lindholm. 

". . . After twelve months and six 
days on Kwajalein in the Marshall Is- 
lands I was detached on 29 January 
and returned to the United States by 1 
February and was able to perform as 
the best man at the wedding of my 
sister, Nancy, on 3 February. No break 
could have ever meant so much to me 
and to my family . . . 

". . . After a very enjoyable and re- 
laxing leave at home I arrived in Bos- 
ton on 2 6 February and am again bus- 
ily engaged in Naval activity. My tour 
of duty here might last six months, a 
year or even two years. So much de- 
pends upon future developments in 
Asia and Europe. By all indications 
Boston will be an excellent city and 
area in which to live. As soon as I am 
able to secure an apartment I will be 
in a position to become better acquaint- 
ed with my new home in New England. 

"I am engaged in some extra-cur- 
ricular activities which should be in- 
teresting. Am doing some speeches for 
public relations in the organizations of 
the surrounding suburbs and am at- 
tempting to organize a physical fitness 
class for all officers and men stationed 
at headquarters. Indications are that 
the turnout will be reasonably good." 

New address: William Robert Moore, 
75 Hemlock, Park Forest, Illinois. 

I'm sending along a recent snapshot 
of our daughter, Lucy Balmaine. 

How about a communique from you 
before our next bulletin? Adios. 

(2Ute <*£ 1946 


57 Park Terrace West 
New York 34, N. 7. 

I hope this column reached the Bul- 
letin office in time to be put in this 
issue. I was hoping that I might hear 
from someone in the class for a change, 
but, as usual, no news. 

Our record in the Alumni Fund 
drive is pretty lousy, to say the least. 
I doubt if any class is any lower. The 
record through March 2 2 is: 

Number on class list 121 

Insurance Men 37 

Net List 84 

Number of Donors NONE 

Amount Given NOTHING 

The apathy on the part of the class 
of '46 when it comes to support of Le- 
high is simply astounding; I can't un- 
derstand it myself. The drive doesn't 
have too long to go and we are exactly 
500 dollars away from our quota of 
500 dollars. Remember the slogan, 
"500 dollars for the fifth." If you have 
a conscience, non-insurance men, 
please donate. 

I hope the majority of the boys will 
remember the fifth reunion which will 
be held shortly. Chuck Hafner will 
contact everyone, with details. Hope 
to see everyone there. In the mean- 
time, DROP ME A LINE! 

<#W ^ 9949 


1122-A N. Osage Dr., Tulsa, Okla. 

The biggest news this month, aside 
from the General MacArthur affair, is 
that I received more than the custom- 
ary two or three letters. There was ac- 
tually a total of five letters from the 
gang. Therefore, and without further 
delay, I shall begin to do a little quot- 

Vic Frager wrote a very informative 
letter which went somewhat as fol- 
lows: (I had to cut out some of his let- 
ter because of space limitations.) 

"Dear Father Time: (Hmm!) 

"Methinks it is about time for the 
Great White Father to bring you up to 
date on his trials and tribulations af- 
ter leaving the relative security of Old 
South Mountain and the G. I. Bill to 
face the rigors of our economy and the 
democratic administration. 

"It's been a tough life, Dad. Unlike 
(??) most every graduate of Lehigh, I 
ended up in lingerie. Yes, that is what 
I said ... I am selling lingerie. I'll de- 
fine the word. Lingerie — next to men it 
is the closest thing to women and like 
other fields there are seasons for it 
with its relative ups and downs. My 
travels take me all over New York 

State. During said travels I manage to 
meet some of the boys about whom our 
classmates may be interested. 

"Neil H. Gebhardt and I met in El- 

mira and Buffalo a little while ago. 
Neil is a fire protection engineer for 
some company with a big name and his 
address is 437 Crescent Dr., Erie, Pa. 
He looks very prosperous. 

"One night while I was in Syracuse 
wandering around the lobby of one of 
the more exclusive hotels (I was not 
staying there entirely because of my 
lingerie business) I met Myndret S. 
Starin, who informed me that John At- 
taway is still working as a salesman 
for the same company (one with a big 
name) and is now in New England. 
Attaway isn't married as yet. 

"A. Bruce Borgeson is in charge of 
large firm (another one with a big 
name) and is wearing an $18 Stetson 

"Bill Turnbull is now in Paris in en- 
gineering with an oil refinery. 

"Gil Jefferis and wife Marjorie are 
in Philadelphia. Gil is with the Atlan- 
tic Refinery. Don Castle and Larry 
Soule are living together at 206 Belle- 
vue Ave., Upper Montclair, N.J. George 
Yogt is assistant chief accountant for 
a large firm (big name again) and still 
lives in Newark. Furthermore, he is 
still single." 

Still quoting from Vic's letter, he 
wants to know: 

1. Do all '4 9ers have titles? 

2. Do all '49ers work for firms with 
big names? 

3. Do any work in the lingerie busi- 

Vic's address is now P.O. Box 16 4, 

Newburgh, N. Y., and he advises us to 
contact him when in need of those 
pretty unmentionables for our wives 
and girl friends. And he leaves us with 
this brilliant remark: 

"The class of fifty may be nifty 
But the '49ers are climbers. Haw!" 

Vic passed on a good deal of infor- 
mation about some of our classmates 
who graduated just ahead or after us. 
I have sent his letter on to the alumni 
office for further attention. 

Burnell C. Hoffaeker wrote to let us 
know he is now working for National 
Tube Co. in McKeesport, Pa. He has 
been ever since graduation in October 
'49. National Tube is a U. S. Steel sub- 
sidiary, making, for the most part, oil 
well pipe supplies. (Yes, Burnell, I 
have seen a lot of your goods down 
here.) Burnell feels he was lucky to 
get in with National. He is now in their 
engineer training program. He still has 
eight months to go on this program, af- 
ter which he will become a process en- 
gineer in the blast furnace depart- 

MAY. 1951 

ment. He has managed to see some of 
Lehigh's offspring. Specifically, Ed 
Boyle and "Wayne Fegley with Westing- 
house Electric, Pet Petrone and Bob 
Klutaker with Dravo. 

Burnell is still single but despite my 
advice is not a confirmed bachelor as 
yet. His address is 1704 Reithel St., 
Verona, Pa. 

Garfield G. Thomas, Jr. is now an 
air cadet at Perrin AFB, Texas. While 
convalescing from a case of the flu he 
wrote to bring us up to date. After 
graduating in '49 he hit the road sell- 
ing accident and health insurance for 
the Connecticut General Life Insur- 
ance Company. He was having a gay 
old time when the Air Force took over. 
He enjoys the flying a lot. He meets 
and sees regularly Dick Downs, who 
also is an air cadet but in a class ahead 
of him. Gar also lets us know that he 
went in to sell a Miss Helen Brasso of 
Mayfield, Pa. an insurance policy and 
ended up by giving her an engagement 
ring along with the policy. Some sell- 
ing. You can write Gar by addressing 
him G. G. Thomas, Jr., A.D. 23745647, 
Cadet Det., Box 1162, Perrin AFB, 

Bob Belmonte '4 7, writes us that his 
cousin, Ted (Silent) Barbato, is still at 
Vance AFB, Enid, Okla. This summer 
Tex expects to be sent to a training 
school in Denver, Colo. His address is 
Cpl. Ted Barbato, AF 182681S6, Box 
1845, Vance AFB, Enid, Okla. 

Bob Betz, to give us some help on 
this column, sends the following: 

"You might be interested to know 
that I finally made the inevitable mis- 
take and became engaged over Easter. 
The girl is Lynn Gulliford from Phila- 
delphia. We have been going together 
ever since the spring houseparty of 
'49. She still has a year of school left 
before she gets her degree in choral 
conducting from Temple. We hope to 
get married June 16. I've taught her 
to be a faithful Lehigh football fan but 
in return I have to praise the Temple 
a cappella choir. 

"As for my engineering, I have been 
working for Philadelphia Quartz Co., 
designing buildings and sodium sili- 
cate glass furnaces." His position will 
be available May 1, because Bob is go- 
ing into the contracting business with 
his brother George (October '48) to 
try his hand at building houses. 

Bob also bumps into Walt Senkow- 
ski and Jack Wetzel on occasion. Walt 
works for G.E. and Jack for Carpenter 
Steel. Bob's address is 7501 Central 
Ave., Philadelphia 11, Pa. 

Well, fellows, I had best close this 
until next time. I'll look forward to 
hearing from you. 





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of reluctance to leave the campus was 
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served at 7:00 P.M.; tables will be ar- 
ranged by classes; glasses and ice will 
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sary arrangements made, and we will 
be able to have our party. 

Registration will begin Friday after- 
noon in the lobby of the Memorial 
Building and will continue Friday 
night in Grace Hall. It will start again 
Saturday at 8:30 A.M. in the Memorial 
Building and will continue till 1:00 
P.M., when the books will be closed for 
tabulating. Let's all hope that we will 
be among those classes whose names 
are called for some award. 

A short Alumni Association business 
meeting will be held Saturday morn- 
ing. The time and place will be posted. 

The Alumni Luncheon will be in the 
form of a picnic — weather permitting 
— and will be served at 12:00 noon in 
such a manner that those who wish 
can eat in the shade of one of the many 
trees on campus. 

The parade will start at 2:00 P.M. 
Uniforms — pajamas and some tricky 

Here comes what most of you have 
been waiting for — the CLASS PICNIC. 
This will be held at Best's Grove and 
there will be enough for everyone. 

To date 18 5 members of the class 
have returned their cards. A tabula- 
tion of the results disclosed that 75 
members are definitely going to be 
back, and that seven are not quite 
sure. Those of you who have not sent 
your cards should send them in order 
that plans for the weekend can be 
more easily made. The results were not 
as good as were expected, and it is 
therefore doubtful if we will be able to 
hold the banquet Saturday evening. 

The major points of the reunion 
weekend have been discussed with the 
exception of sleep. Some of you will, 
I'm sure, want it — others will need it 
— but in either case unless you are 
planning to stay at a dorm or house, it 
might be tough to find a sack unless 
you get your reservations now. There 
will be a Graduation Ball Saturday 
night — remember ours — and the dates 
and families of the Class of '51 will 
make the hotel situation rather criti- 
cal. You can, however, still make res- 
ervations at either the Traylor or the 
Americus in Allentown. 

Now for some news about the gang. 
Dick Husta wrote and said that he was 

working for the Ethyl Corp. in Chicago, 
111. He's still in a training program but 
expects to be assigned to a territory of 
his own quite soon. 

Jack Kelsey, who is with the Con- 
necticut General Life Insurance Co., 
wrote and really gave me the devil for 
not having answered his letter. Jack 
has been doing a lot of work scouting 
up information for class stationery. 

Lee Maines dropped me a line — 3^ 
postage due when received. He said 
that he sees Eric quite often and that 
without too many exceptions the topic 
of conversation is centered about the 
ing for the Ruben H. Donnelly Corpor- 
ation. It should be mentioned that 
when Lee leaves his office he starts 
working for the energetic Vic Daub. 
Vic, as you must all know, is our class 
agent. He and his committee of 30 are 
really doing a fine job. 

Harris Rush is a plant layout engi- 
neer at the Carrier Corp. in Syracuse, 
N. Y. Jim Glazebrook is a sales trainee 
at the Lukens Steel Corp. in Coates- 
ville, Pa. 

Sam Missmer is now in the admis- 
sions office at Lehigh. 

Dick Storrow and Fred Langenberg 

are doing graduate work at Lehigh — 
Dick in chemistry and Fred in metal- 

Garret Greene tells me that he too is 
studying for his master's degree at 
Trinity College. He will, if he holds 
out, graduate in June and will then 
become a part of Uncle Sam's Navy. 

Bob Baynum called one afternoon 
while here in Bethlehem on a short 
stay — a vacation. We had a nice long 
talk about a lot of the events at school 
and the class as always. He is now at- 
tending classes in Princeton Divinity 
School. I cannot help but comment on 
the number of the gang that have gone 
on to graduate school, etc. 

Mrs. Coombs reported that Bill was 
serving with the U.N. Forces in Korea. 

Al Abramovitz is in California but 
not, as he stated, for a vacation. He's 
with the 747th Amtrac B., Co. D., 1st 
Platoon, Camp Cooke. Charles Jones 
is also stationed here. 

Bill Rittmann is overseas, a lieuten- 
ant in the U.S.N.R. 

Bob Barry, J. Carl Bovankovich, Ed- 
win Read, and Carl Reetz are also part 
of our ever growing Honor Roll. 

With the baseball season about to 
open, it seems only natural to end this 
report with a note such as this — Ed 
Hamilton is with the Bristol Twins 
Baseball Club, Bristol, Va.